Compose a 1500 words essay on French studies / Reading the Signs: Text and Image in French Culture. Needs to be plagiarism free!
Unlike most of his former works, Herve Guibert also put forward a feature well known as L’Image fantome (Minnuit, 1981).
There are several reasons why the collection L’Image fantome can be said to constitute a narrative about Herve Guibert himself. One of the key reasons is that the author uses text in this discourse to discuss photography, which is his passion. He further establishes it as a key thematic preoccupation where he reveals to the audience how intimately he is bound up with both desire and writing.
L’Image fantome is a book that is comprised of sixty four sections all of which bear a title. Most of its pages are haunted by the ghosts of Roland Bathes, who is one of Guibert’s acquaintances from the la chamber Claire. From the feature, readers can see how the works of Roland Bathes par lui-meme exerted a significant level of influence on the writings of L’image fantome collection. Herve later confirmed these assumptions in an interview.
Again, the content of L’Image fantome collection also reveals yet another circumstance, without which the writings would probably never have been written. The content show the importance of Guibert’s work as a journalist on Had, Cinema, Vingt Ans, Les Nouvelles Litteraires and Combat. It was during his career between 1973 and 1977 that his ability as a writer was greatly developed. Similarly, his work as a photographic critic on the feature Le Monde from the year 1977 to 1985 played a great role in inspiring the essay in the L’Image fantome collection.
In ‘Les photos preferees Guibert, who is also the narrator of the feature speaks of the time when he wrote a segment on topical issues for a magazine article and discovered photography. This decoys the reader to think of Vingt Ans. In other parts of the L’Image fantome, most of the texts are founded on the remarks of ‘La Retouchese’ which is put forward on direct speech. This section reveals to its audience about a time during Guibert’s