Works On Roland Barthes
- Graham Allen, Roland Barthes, London: Routledge, 2003.
- Réda Bensmaïa, The Barthes Effect: The Essay as Reflective Text, trans. Pat Fedkiew, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987.
- Louis-Jean Calvet, Roland Barthes: A Biography, trans. Sarah Wykes, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-253-34987-7 (This is a popular biography)
- Jonathan Culler, Roland Barthes: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
- Paul de Man, "Roland Barthes and the Limits of Structuralism", in Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism, ed. E.S. Burt, Kevin Newmark, and Andrzej Warminski, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
- Jacques Derrida, "The Deaths of Roland Barthes," in Psyche: Inventions of the Other, Vol. 1, ed. Peggy Kamuf and Elizabeth G. Rottenberg, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007.
- D.A. Miller, Bringing Out Roland Barthes, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. (A highly personal collection of fragments, aimed at both mourning Barthes and illuminating his work in terms of a "gay writing position.")
- Michael Moriarty, Roland Barthes, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991. (Explains various works of Roland Barthes)
- Jean-Michel Rabate, ed., Writing the Image After Roland Barthes, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
- Mireille Ribiere, Roland Barthes, Ulverston: Humanities E-Books, 2008. Downloadable from http://www.humanities-ebooks.co.uk/Catalogue/Barthes.html (A comprehensive introduction to Barthes's work)
- Susan Sontag, "Remembering Barthes", in Under the Sign of Saturn, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1980.
- Susan Sontag, "Writing Itself: On Roland Barthes", introduction to Roland Barthes, A Barthes Reader, ed. Susan Sontag, New York: Hill and Wang, 1982.
- Steven Unger. Roland Barthes: Professor of Desire. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983.
- George R. Wasserman. Roland Barthes. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1981.
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