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On this day in history: March 26, 1980, Roland Barthes died

Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes

On this day in history: March 26, 1980, Roland BarthesFrench literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician, died:

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.