Roland Barthes’ Concept of Readerly and Writerly Texts

One of the seminal contributions of Roland Barthes, a versatile literary and cultural critic and semiologist, was the poststructuralist distinction between two main types of texts roughly corresponding to nineteenth century realism and twentieth century experimental modernism. In his 1970 work S/Z in which he did a structural analysis of Balzac’s Sarrasine, Barthes formulated that… Read More Roland Barthes’ Concept of Readerly and Writerly Texts