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“Everyone is ‘extremely nice’—and yet I feel entirely alone. (‘Abandonitis’).”

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source: entry dated January 8, 1978, in Mourning Diary, translated by Richard Howard (New York: Hill and Wang, 2010), 86.

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notes: On index cards, Roland Barthes starting keeping a mourning diary the day after his mother died in October 1977.

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