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Other countries drink to get drunk, and this is accepted by everyone; in France, drunkenness is a consequence, never an intention. A drink is felt as the spinning out of a pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philter, it is also the leisurely act of drinking.

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Roland Barthes (November 12, 1915 March 25, 1980) was a French literary critic, literary and social theorist, philosopher and semiotician.

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