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Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.

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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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