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Richard Howard

Richard Howard
Copyright Stephen Barker

Richard Howard is a poet, scholar, teacher, critic, and translator. Paper Trail is published simultaneously by FSG with Howard's Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003. He teaches at Columbia University and is poetry editor of The Paris Review.

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Mythologies
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Mythologies

Roland Barthes; Translated from the French by Richard Howard and Annette Lavers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

"No denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis," Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies. There is no more proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths...

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Mourning Diary
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Mourning Diary

Roland Barthes; Translated from the French and with an afterword by Richard Howard
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

"In the sentence ‘She's no longer suffering,' to what, to whom does ‘she' refer? What does that present tense mean?" —Roland Barthes, from his diary

The day after his mother's death in...

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Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes
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Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes; Translated from the French by Richard Howard; Foreword by Adam Phillips
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

First published in 1977, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes is the great literary theorist's most original work—a brilliant and playful text, gracefully combining the personal and the theoretical...

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Camera Lucida
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Camera Lucida

Roland Barthes; Translated from the French by Richard Howard; Foreword by Geoff Dyer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as...

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A Lover's Discourse
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A Lover's Discourse

Roland Barthes; Translated from the French by Richard Howard; Foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

A Lover's Discourse, at its 1978 publication, was revolutionary: Roland Barthes made unprecedented use of the tools of structuralism to explore the whimsical phenomenon of love. Rich with...

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The Curved Planks
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The Curved Planks

Yves Bonnefoy; Translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers; Foreword by Richard Howard
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

For decades readers and critics have acclaimed Yves Bonnefoy as France's greatest living poet. His most recent book of verse, The Curved Planks, crowns an oeuvre that has won him the highest...

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Paper Trail
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Paper Trail

Richard Howard
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Richard Howard has been writing stylish, deeply informed commentary on modern culture and literature for more than four decades. Here is a selection of his finest essays, including some never before...

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Inner Voices
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Inner Voices

Richard Howard
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The poems of Richard Howard are noted for their unique dramatic force and for preserving, in their graceful, exquisitely wrought lines, human utterance at its most urbane. Inner Voices, the...

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Empire of Signs
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Empire of Signs

Roland Barthes; Translated by Richard Howard
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

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S/Z
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S/Z

Roland Barthes; Translated by Richard Miller; Preface by Richard Howard
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

Preface by Richard Howard. Translated by Richard Miller. This is Barthes's scrupulous literary analysis of Balzac's short story "Sarrasine."

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