La perversion rend-elle heureux? Barthes dans les Balkans, mythème et pharmakon


Perversion makes happy ? – Barthes in the Balkans, mytheme and pharmakon

Although translated, in Croatia Barthes’s status is reduced to the one of sign, mythème and pharmakon. Biti’s and Solar’s readings, framed by the beginnings (Aćin) and more recent ones (Rafolt), do show that the mystification of the text produces a certain fetishism of writing, a narcissism of the reader combined with a perversion that simply makes one happy. Croatian Barthes, decidedly structuralist, shows that the spatiality of the mythical language is just as crucial as its temporality. 

Keywords: mytheme, pharmakon, mystification, text, structuralism, reading

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