What am I? Roland Barthes. As if. Garbed in a sequence of paradigmatic structures such as the joke, the notebook, the novel and the script, this latest issue of the ever-engrossing, ever-puzzling Happy Hypocrite offers a range of contributions that defy the innate obsolescence of classification through their embrace of poetic analysis. Drawing theme and method from a new translation of Barthes’s essay The Preparation of the Novel, which starts ‘…as if I was going to write one,’ contributors include Chris Kraus, Beatrice Gibson, Seth Price, Antonia Hirsch, a new translation of Roland Barthes, and a reprint from The Plebs, What Am I? is not quite what it looks, but the ever-intrepid Book Works decided to publish anyway.
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