Roland Gérard Barthes (12 November 1915 – 26 March 1980) 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, anthropology and post-structuralism.
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''The photographic image ... is a message without a code.''Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. repr. In Image Music Text (1977). "The Photographic Message," no. 1, Communications (Paris, 1961).
Ensnared in his starvation, Chaplin-man is always just below political awareness. A strike is a catastrophe for him because it threatens a man truly blinded by his hunger; this man achieves an awarene...Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. "The Poor and the Proletariat," Mythologies (1957, trans. 1972). Of Charlie Chaplin's character on...
There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of ...Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. "The World of Wrestling," Mythologies (1957, trans. 1972). "What wrestling is above all meant to p...
To endow the writer publicly with a good fleshly body, to reveal that he likes dry white wine and underdone steak, is to make even more miraculous for me, and of a more divine essence, the products of...Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. "The Writer on Holiday," Mythologies (1957, trans. 1972).