Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes

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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    To eat steak rare ... represents both a nature and a morality.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)