Roland Barthes





Roland Barthes

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born
in Cherbourg, France
November 12, 1915

died
March 26, 1980

gender
male

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Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, social theory, design theory, anthropology and post-structuralism.


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Writing Degree Zero
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“I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.”
Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text

“Am I in love? --yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn't wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover's fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits.”
Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

“Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.”
Roland Barthes

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