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Barthes(bärt), Roland 1915-1980.
French critic who applied semiology, the study of signs and symbols, to literary and social criticism.
(Biography) Roland. 1915–80, French writer and critic, who applied structuralist theory to literature and popular culture: his books include Mythologies (1957) and Elements of Semiology (1964)