Roland Barthes (pronounced like that Simpson kid)
Author Slayer, Semiotician Extraordinaire, Rustler of Language, Dissector of Texts
I was born in the countryside—Bayonne, France, to be exact—but soon moved to Paris, the hotbed for all things literary and theoretical. NBD.
Official title: Chair of Sémiologie Littéraire, Collège de France. Unofficial title: Dissector of Texts. Visit my office hours if you want to help me cut up editions of Balzac.
Anti-whatever the bourgeois are doing.
It's complicated: born to a Protestant mother and a Catholic father. I went Protestant, but I'm not down with the strict moral angle.
Stendhal (but I always failed to speak of the things I loved)
The bourgeois, and whatever they're doing
All things literary