Neophytes of narratology
Roland barthes' s/z
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The Neophytes of Narratology embark on an ambitious analysis of Roland Barthes' S/Z, it being an ambitious analysis of Honore de Balzac's Sarrasine. In this episode, we build the framework for later discussions and apply the MOTS system to Sarrasine.
Matthew Vaughn "Bear" Flower
S/Z I - IX
The Neophytes begin their descent into Roland Barthes' S/Z where they learn about literary theory and how to get real close to the text. Creepy close. Restraining order close.
S/Z X - XXXVII
The Neophytes continue their descent into the second circle of Barthes. This time they discuss the codes of narrative, tangential musings and the power of the citar.
"Philosophy simply puts everything before us, and neither explains nor deduces anything. -- Since everything lies open to view there is nothing to explain. For what is hidden, for example, is of no interest to us. One might also give the name "philosophy" to what is possible before all new discoveries and inventions."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
In the finale of S/Z, The Neophytes muse on the logic of orgies, the benefits of castration, braiding pubic hair and many other linguistic methodologies.