Kate Briggs is the translator of two volumes of Roland Barthes's lecture and seminar notes at the College de France: THE PREPARATION OF THE NOVEL and HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER, both published by Columbia University Press. She teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.
'Kate Briggs's THIS LITTLE ART shares some wonderful qualities with Barthes's own work - the wit, thoughtfulness, invitation to converse, and especially the attention to the ordinary and everyday in the context of meticulously examined theoretical and scholarly questions. This is a highly enjoyable read: informative and stimulating for anyone interested in translation, writing, language, and expression.' - Lydia Davis, author and translator