Roland Barthes


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Barthes, Roland

(rôläN` bärt), 1915–80, French critic. Barthes was one of the founding figures in the theoretical movement centered around the journal Tel Quel. In his earlier works, such as Writing Degree Zero (tr. 1953) and Mythologies (1957, tr. 1972), he argued that literature, like all forms of communication, is essentially a system of signs. As such, he argued that it encodes various ideologies or "myths," to be decoded in terms of its own organizing principles or internal structures. He was strongly influenced by the linguist Ferdinand de Saussure, and his ideas, as expressed in works such as S/Z (1970, tr. 1974) and Empire of Signs (1970, tr. 1982), became more eclectic. Barthes has had an enormous influence on American literary theory.

Bibliography

See studies by J. Culler (1983), P. Lombardo (1989), and M. B. Wiseman (1989).

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Se trata, en realidad, del estructuralismo en sentido estricto (que queda descrito, entre otros lugares, en el articulo "L'activite structuraliste" (1963) de Roland Barthes [BARTHES, 2002a: 466-472]) y de lo que en ocasiones se ha llamado "post-estructuralismo": un desbordamiento intimo en el seno del estructuralismo que, minando sus pretensiones de cientificidad, lo reinserta en una historia general.
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So Helen Vendler sets the scene for her defense of Roland Barthes, six years after his death in 1980, with the question she was asked "by an eminent literary critic in tones of impatience and revulsion, when [she] ventured to praise Barthes's hymn to reading, The Pleasure of the Text (1973).