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“Retreat Ahead”? F. Scott Fitzgerald, Andy Warhol, and J.G. Ballard.

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There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.”
-Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text

When I read Barthes’ quote above it was, of course, anything but straightforward to understand what he was getting at. Of course, its point and significance lie in our attempt — if…




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Marc Barham

Marc Barham

Column @ on iconic books, TV shows/films: Time Travel Peregrinations. Reviewed all episodes of ‘Dark’ @ site.

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