A Note on References x
Part I Sign and Ideology 15
1 Myths 19
2 Writing and Responsibility 31
3 Barthes on Theatre 44
Part II The Structuralist Activity 53
4 Literary Structuralism I: The Ethnography of Tragedy 59
5 'A Little Scientific Delirium': Barthes as Semiologist 73
6 Literary Structuralism II: Narrative Analysis 91
Part III Beyond the Sign 103
7 The Post-Structural Analysis of Narrative 117
8 Text and its Pleasures 143
Part IV Late Barthes 155
9 Affirming the Imaginary 169
10 The Body 186
11 Image and Real 195
Biographical Appendix 209
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