A Barthes Reader gives one the image of Barthes as one of the great public teachers of our time, someone who thought out, argued for, and made available several steps in a penetrating reflection on language sign systems, texts- and what they have to tell us about the concept of being human. Susan Sontag's prefatory essay is one of her finest acts of criticism, informed by intellectual sympathy and a sure sense of the contours of the mind she is describing.

A Barthes Reader 1993, Vintage Books

ISBN-13: 9780099224914

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Select
A Barthes Reader 1983, Hill & Wang, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374521448

Trade paperback

Select
A Barthes Reader 1982, Hill & Wang, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780809028153

Hardcover

Select