The Subject of Autobiography
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Eight years after Roland Barthes proclaimed the death of the author, he published a work of autobiography – a genre that can hardly be thought without a living author. In this chapter, a rudimentary anatomy of the postmodern autobiographical subject is extracted from Roland Barthes par Roland Barthes. The postmodern autobiographical subject turns out to be a paradoxical entity whose textual nature suspends the distinction between fact and fiction, who is plural and acentric, and whose corporeality is constantly underlined. But the modern author Barthes sacrificed on the altar of structuralism makes a curious reappearance in his late work.