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Roland Barthes (I) (1915–1980)

Roland Barthes was born on November 12, 1915 in Cherbourg, France. He was a writer, known for Les soeurs Brontë (1979), Mouvements du désir (1994) and Let the Sunshine In (2017). He died on March 25, 1980 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 64) in Paris, France

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Les soeurs Brontë William Makepeace Thackeray


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 2017 Let the Sunshine In (original book)
 2014/II Pathos (Documentary short) (writer)
 2004 A Lover's Discourse: Fragments (Short) (book)
 1994 Mouvements du désir (novel "Fragments d'un discours amoureux")
 1985 El dedo en la llaga (Short) (story)
 1961 Le sport et les hommes (Documentary) (writer)
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 1979 Les soeurs Brontë
William Makepeace Thackeray
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 1961 La lutte (Documentary short) (artistic advisor)
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 2009 The Death of Grandma Gladys (Short) (thanks)
 2008 Boomin' Granny (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
 1980 Below the Belt (special thanks)
 1975 Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (bibliography: Sade, Fourier, Loyola)
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 1977 Apostrophes (TV Series)
- Parlez moi d'amour (1977) ... Himself
 1972 Chroniques de France (TV Series documentary)
Himself (segment "Roland Barthes par lui-même")
- Chroniques de France N° 81 (1972) ... Himself (segment "Roland Barthes par lui-même")
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 2015 Les vendredis d'Apostrophes (TV Movie documentary)
 2013 Roland Barthes, 1915-1980: Le théâtre du langage (TV Movie documentary)
 2013 3615 Usul (TV Series)
- Les Geeks (2013) ... Himself
 2011 Vivement dimanche prochain (TV Series)
- Episode dated 6 February 2011 (2011) ... Himself

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French critic, writer and university professor whose impact on intellectual thought was as influential as that of Jean-Paul Sartre. He is internationally respected for what many term for his brilliant observations in semiology (the study of signs or symbols) and how they may be applied to literature. He wrote that language is a "system of signs" providing insights into the attitudes and ... See more »

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