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Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes
Roland Gérard Barthes (French: [ʁɔlɑ̃ baʁt]; 12 November 1915 – 26 March[1] 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. Life[edit] Roland Barthes was born on 12 November 1915 in the town of Cherbourg in Normandy. He was the son of naval officer Louis Barthes, who was killed in a battle in the North Sea before his son was one year old. His mother, Henriette Barthes, and his aunt and grandmother raised him in the village of Urt and the city of Bayonne. Barthes showed great promise as a student and spent the period from 1935 to 1939 at the Sorbonne, where he earned a license in classical letters. By the late 1960s, Barthes had established a reputation for himself. Writings and ideas[edit] Early thought[edit] Semiotics and myth[edit] Transition[edit]

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