A Lover's Discourse: Fragments Setting & Symbolism

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Paris, France

Roland Barthes was born in France and makes several references to Paris in categories within the book.

United States

The book, A Lover's Discourse was so popular in Europe that the book was translated and distributed in the US.

Europe

The book by Goethe "The Sorrow of Young Werther" is the often most quoted resource in Barthes' book. Goethe's book was so popular in Europe at its time of publication in the 18th Century that men would dress like Werther.

Germany

The story of young Werther, Barthes' often-referenced resource, takes place in Germany.

Etymology

Barthes makes a number of references in the margin to etymology in support of various arguments. One definition of etymology is "the derivation of a word."

Brabant Abbey

Barthes references an 1199 young monk who travels to an abbey in Brabant in order to obtain the gift of tears.

Phalerum, Greece

The town...

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