Barthes on Writing as Space without Self

"Writing is the destruction of every voice, of every point of origin. Writing is that neutral, composite, oblique space where our subject slips away, the negative where all identity is lost, starting with the very identity of the body writing."

-- Roland Barthes, Image, Music, Text. New York: Hill and Wang, 1977.

[Contributed by Jason Marsh.]

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