“The writer’s freedom that Barthes describes is, in part, flight. The writer is the deputy of his own ego – of that self in perpetual flight before what is fixed before writing, as the mind is in perpetual flight from the doctrine. ‘Who speaks is not who writes, and who writes is not who is.’ Barthes wants to move on – that is one of the imperatives of the aesthete’s sensibility.” - Susan Sontag on Roland Barthes, NYTBR 1980.
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