The Letter of Pleasure and Jouissance: Between Barthes and Lacan
In the «Pleasure of the text» (1973) Roland Barthes makes an extensive use of psychoanalytic concepts and it allows him to talk about text, writer, writing, readers and critics. Roland Barthes says little about desire, although in psychoanalysis it is closely linked to the notion of jouissance and pleasure. The main question to be examined in the given article is the following: What does psychoanalytic optics means for Roland Barthes in his reflections on the Text? Several key concepts of his writing are to be analyzed, namely: jouissance (enjoyment), pleasure, perversion, fetishism, gap.
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