A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

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A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
A Lover's Discourse (original French edition).jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Roland Barthes
Original title Fragments d’un discours amoureux
Country France
Language French
Publication date
OCLC 10314663

A Lover's Discourse: Fragments (French: Fragments d’un discours amoureux) is a 1977 book by Roland Barthes. It contains a list of "fragments", some of which come from literature and some from his own philosophical thought, of a lover's point of view. Barthes calls them "figures"—gestures of the lover at work.[this quote needs a citation]

Film adaptation[edit]

The book was adapted into a Hong Kong movie in Cantonese by directors Derek Tsang and Jimmy Wan called Lover's Discourse (戀人絮語, 2010). The film consisted of four interconnected stories about love and lovers. The ensemble cast of the film includes Eason Chan, Karena Lam, Kay Tse, Mavis Fan, Eddie Peng, Jacky Heung and Kit Chen.

French director Claire Denis later adapted the book into the film Let the Sunshine In.[citation needed]

Cultural references[edit]

A Lover's Discourse is mentioned in and central to the plot of Jeffrey Eugenides' novel The Marriage Plot (2011).