Monday, 19 September 2016

Insolent and smitten - HMRC meet Jean-Paul Sartre

An exchange of Words (with Jean-Paul Sartre)

In this project HMRC have taken Jean-Paul Sartre’s book Words as reading material and responded to the text in ways that seem to express reading behaviour that Roland Barthes calls ‘insolent in that it interrupts the text, and smitten in that it keeps returning to it’.[1]

[1] Roland Barthes, The Rustle of Language, trans. by Richard Howard, Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1986, p. 29 [Le Bruissement de la langue, Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1984]. 


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