This obsession with structure seems to arise out of a desire to say not simply all there is to say on a given subject, but to say too much. Just as the poet maudit, or cursed poet, goes too far in his rhetoric, so does the French social scientist. It is as if many of them are torn, like Barthes, by the desire to be a poet, to make rhetorical structures.

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