Criticism and Truth

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Criticism and Truth
AuthorRoland Barthes
Original titleCritique et verité
TranslatorKatrine Pilcher Keuneman
PublisherThe Athlone Press
Publication date
Published in English
Media typePrint (Softcover)

Criticism and Truth (French: Critique et vérité) is a 1966 work by Roland Barthes, first translated into English in 1987.[1]

The book is a response to Raymond Picard's criticism of Barthes' earlier 1963 work, Sur Racine. The feud between Barthes and Picard is credited with spreading Barthes' name outside France.[2]


  1. ^ Raser, Timothy (1 September 1988). "Review". South Atlantic Review. 53 (3): 91–92.
  2. ^ Allen, Graham (20 September 2002). "Roland Barthes: Critique et verité [Criticism and Truth]". The Literary Encyclopedia. Retrieved 30 December 2015.