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Barthes, Roland

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Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Critics, Linguist, Philosophers

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1915 - Roland Barthes was born on the 12th of November in Cherbough, Manche.

 

1924 - Moved to Paris where he attended the Lycée Montagne.

 

1930-1934 - Barthes studied at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand.

 

1934-1935 - His doctoral studies were hampered by ill health. He suffered from tuberculosis, spending time in sanatoriums.

 

1939 - Continued to read and write, established a theatrical group, and in spite of his condition, managed to teach at lycées in Biarritz.

 

1950-1952 - Served as Direction Générale des Affaires Culturelles.

 

1952-1959 - His teaching career expanded: research positions with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

 

1960-1976 - He got the directorship of studies at the École Practique des Hautes Étude.

 

1967-1968 - Became a teacher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

 

1976-1980 - Chairman of literary semiology at Collège de France.

 

1977 - He was considered a leading critic of his generation, his book, A Lover's Discourse sold more than thousand copies in France.

 

1980 - Barthes final book, La Chambre Claire (Camera Lucinda), illustrates the close relationship he had with his mother.

 

        - Roland Barthes died in a street accident in Paris on 23rd of March.

 

 


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