On this day in 1915, the French philosopher, linguist, literary theorist, marxist, and father of structuralism Roland Barthes was born. Are you familiar with Roland Barthes or his work?
No, I've never heard of him before.
I️ often cite his Death of the Author essayist discussions regarding the author’s intent vs the reader’s interpretation. His Camera Lucida essay is simply impenetrable. Too many mommy issues.
I have never heard of him, surprisingly.
Never heard the name.