Roland Barthes





Roland Barthes


Born
in Cherbourg, France
November 12, 1915

Died
March 26, 1980

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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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Camera Lucida: Reflections ...

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3.92 avg rating — 27,894 ratings — published 1980 — 60 editions
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Mythologies

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4.11 avg rating — 10,178 ratings — published 1957 — 81 editions
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A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

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4.36 avg rating — 4,832 ratings — published 1977 — 69 editions
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The Pleasure of the Text

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4.04 avg rating — 3,614 ratings — published 1973 — 33 editions
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S/Z: An Essay

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3.98 avg rating — 2,946 ratings — published 1970 — 26 editions
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Image-Music-Text

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4.09 avg rating — 2,683 ratings — published 1977 — 10 editions
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Empire of Signs

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3.94 avg rating — 1,288 ratings — published 1970 — 31 editions
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Writing Degree Zero

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3.88 avg rating — 1,097 ratings — published 1953 — 34 editions
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The Death of the Author

3.93 avg rating — 831 ratings — published 1984 — 18 editions
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Mourning Diary

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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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