Roland Barthes





Roland Barthes

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born
in Cherbourg, France
November 12, 1915

died
March 25, 1980

gender
male

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Roland Barthes was a French literary critic, literary and social theorist, philosopher, and semiotician. Barthes' work extended over many fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, Marxism and post-structuralism.


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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 13,347 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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Mythologies
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A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 3,023 ratings — published 1977 — 44 editions
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The Pleasure of the Text
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S/Z
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Image, Music, Text
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,387 ratings — published 1977 — 9 editions
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Empire of Signs
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 907 ratings — published 1970 — 24 editions
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Writing Degree Zero
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 729 ratings — published 1953 — 25 editions
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Elements of Semiology
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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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