On Theater by Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes is a French philosopher and literary critic who is considered to be one of the largest representatives of French structuralism. His full-text works “Writing Degree Zero”, “S/Z”, “Mythologies”, “The Fashion system”, as well as the article “The Death of the Author” – this is what first comes to mind or falls out in Google when Barthes is mentioned.

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The Short Story of Art

Let’s be honest, we don’t always have the time and wish to read thick encyclopedias on the history of art to get a general idea and some knowledge you want. In such cases, we refer to different compact editions with the most important information for each period. “The Short Story of Art” is one of them.

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19 books that still matter

From the very first day, when I read my first word, and then the sentence, I passionately loved books. I fell in love with beautiful covers, page designs and especially their scent. However, I was hooked by the feelings that the reader feels at the end of the finished book. Thanks to my huge reading experience (for 17 years of reading in general), I realized ...

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In the Labyrinth

A soldier, stiffened in the winter cold and tired, is waiting for someone near the lantern under the incessant snowfall. In his hands he holds a box wrapped in paper with something inside; he must pass it on to someone. He does not remember any details of the meeting: where, when and with whom it should take place; he does not remember anything about himself: ...

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When I Was a Work of Art

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is a contemporary French writer, known as the author of a number of easy-to-read books, but, nevertheless, filled with deep philosophical meaning. One can even say that each of his works is a philosophical parable that raises at least one global problem of being: what is life, death, God and religion. His novel “How I Was a Work of Art” was written in ...

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