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Roland Barthes
(1915-1980) born on
Nov 12
French critic. He was known for his contributions to structural linguistics and New Criticism intellectual movement; wrote "Writing Degree Zero," 1953.
Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack. . . to the feast. . .

To eat steak rare. . . represents both a nature and a morality.
The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.
To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.
To endow the writer publicly with a good fleshly body, to reveal that he likes dry white wine and underdone steak, is to make even more miraculous for me, and of a more divine essence, the products of his art.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Mythologies, "Wine and Milk" (1957; tr. 1972).
R: Mythologies, "Steak and Chips" (1957; tr. 1972).
A: Mythologies, "The Face of Garbo" (1957; tr. 1972).
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: Mythologies, "The Writer on Holiday" (1957; tr. 1972).

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