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In his discussion of the controversial French writer Sollers, Barthes raises critical issues of central importance - such as the nature of narrative, the theory of language, the problems of traditional realism and the relationship between literature and politics. The Introduction and notes provide an important presentation of Sollers for the English-speaking reader. Roland Barthes (19-15-1980) is one of the most important figures in the development of modern critical theory and a leading exponent of la nouvelle critique. His many works include Criticism and Truth (Athlone 1987), Writing Degree Zero, Mythologies, S/Z and Elements of Semiology.