Barthes



Roland, 1915–80, French literary critic, philosopher, and semiotician.
Contemporary Examples

Barthes himself did not live alone—he lived with his mother until the day she died.
Can We Live Together, Roland Barthes? Austen Rosenfeld December 18, 2012

Even in this aspect Barthes did not validate the cliché of the solitary writer.
Can We Live Together, Roland Barthes? Austen Rosenfeld December 18, 2012

“They had an understanding of each other and the life they wished to lead,” Howard said about Barthes and his mother.
Can We Live Together, Roland Barthes? Austen Rosenfeld December 18, 2012

How to Live Together is quite different, composed of notes that Barthes probably never meant to publish.
Can We Live Together, Roland Barthes? Austen Rosenfeld December 18, 2012

Barthes, Derrida, Foucault and Lacan were starting to develop the ideas that would revolutionize the humanities.
Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’ Lauren Elkin, Mythili Rao, Drew Toal, Nicholas Mancusi April 5, 2012

Historical Examples

Barthes, for his part, stooped and kissed Guillaume on both cheeks.
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola

What therefore could I think of the visit of Barthes and the tender concern he showed for my welfare?
The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete Jean Jacques Rousseau

Four and seventy years of age as he now was, Barthes had spent nearly half a century in prison.
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola

Of course, Barthes, but there is no need to go far into that matter; the terms are simple enough.
Jack Harkaway and His Son’s Escape From the Brigand’s of Greece Bracebridge Hemyng

The jerk had sent the knife through the sack about two inches, and it prodded Barthes in the hand.
Jack Harkaway and His Son’s Escape From the Brigand’s of Greece Bracebridge Hemyng

noun
Roland. 1915–80, French writer and critic, who applied structuralist theory to literature and popular culture: his books include Mythologies (1957) and Elements of Semiology (1964)

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