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On Dossiers, Permitting Shame, Error and Guilt, Myself the Single Source by Brian Blanchfield

“I am merely opening a dossier,” says Roland Barthes, again and again, throughout his three final seminars in Paris in the late seventies, each course posthumously converted to a book, each book divided into annotated weekly lectures, subsectioned into brief semi-independent scholia. More than lecture notes but short of sustained essay, each book is agile, esoteric, and unsynthesized, pivoting continually to consult yet another tangential text or discipline.

On Dossiers, Permitting Shame, Error and Guilt, Myself the Single Source by Brian Blanchfield

“I am merely opening a dossier,” says Roland Barthes, again and again, throughout his three final seminars in Paris in the late seventies, each course posthumously converted to a book, each book divided into annotated weekly lectures, subsectioned into brief semi-independent scholia. More than lecture notes but short of sustained essay, each book is agile, esoteric, and unsynthesized, pivoting continually to consult yet another tangential text or discipline.

A.M. Homes by Jane Fine

A.M. Homes has an “oddly revealing” conversation with painter and friend Jane Fine. Homes’s new book May We Be Forgiven is in stores now.

First Hair by Suzan Sherman

I study the difference between myself and my mother. The family photographs have kept an accurate account of this, though their edges have curled and their colors have faded.

The Sleeping Pills of the World (From the Desk of Bonnie Silvers) by Harry Kondoleon
​Harry Kondoleon

Haven’t you done this?

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