# Jun 4, 2012

“Text of pleasure: the text that contents, fills, grants euphoria; the text that comes from culture and does not break with it, is linked to a comfortable practice of reading. Text of bliss: the text that imposes a state of loss, the text that discomforts … unsettles the reader’s historical, cultural, psychological assumptions, the consistencies of his tastes, values, memories, brings into a crisis his relation with language.”

Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text, 14.