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Quotation by Roland Barthes
What the Journal posits is not the tragic question, the Madman's question: "Who am I?", but the comic question, the Bewildered Man's question: "Am I?" A comic—a comedian, that's what the Journal keeper is.
Roland Barthes (1915–1980), French semiologist. repr. In Barthes: Selected Writings (1982). "Deliberation," no. 82, Tel Quel, Paris (Winter 1979).
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