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Roland Barthes / par Roland Barthes

Main Author Barthes, Roland, 1915-1980 Country França. Publication [Paris] : Seuil, D.L. 1995 Description 159, [1] p. : il. ; 18 cm Series Écrivains de toujours ISBN 2-02-026092-1 CDU 840 BARTHES 929 BARTHES
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Monografia Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho
BGUM 840 BARTHES - B Available 200926
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First published in 1977, "Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes "is the great literary theorist's most original work--a brilliant and playful text, gracefully combining the personal and the theoretical to reveal Roland Barthes's tastes, his childhood, his education, his passions and regrets.

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Roland Barthes (1915-1980), a French critic and intellectual, was a seminal figure in late twentieth-century literary criticism. Barthes's primary theory is that language is not simply words, but a series of indicators of a given society's assumptions. He derived his critical method from structuralism, which studies the rules behind language, and semiotics, which analyzes culture through signs and holds that meaning results from social conventions. Barthes believed that such techniques permit the reader to participate in the work of art under study, rather than merely react to it.

Barthes's first books, Writing Degree Zero (1953), and Mythologies (1957), introduced his ideas to a European audience. During the 1960s his work began to appear in the United States in translation and became a strong influence on a generation of American literary critics and theorists.

Other important works by Barthes are Elements of Semiology (1968), Critical Essays (1972), The Pleasure of the Text (1973), and The Empire of Signs (1982). The Barthes Reader (1983), edited by Susan Sontag, contains a wide selection of the critic's work in English translation.

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