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 the Journal posits is not the tragic question, the Madman’s question: ‘Who am I?’, but the comic question, the Bewildered Man’s question: ‘Am I?’ A comic—a comedian, that’s what the Journal keeper is.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    There are two kinds of liberalism. A liberalism which is always, subterraneously authoritative and paternalistic, on the side of one’s good conscience. And then there is a liberalism which is more ethical than political; one would have to find another name for this. Something like a profound suspension of judgment.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    The petit-bourgeois is a man unable to imagine the Other. If he comes face to face with him, he blinds himself, ignores and denies him, or else transforms him into himself.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)