Kiese Laymon Essays
Roland Barthes and Kiese Laymon: Can the Author Truly ‘Die’ in a Memoir? College
Heavy: An American Memoir
Devoted to the concept of text, or écriture, French theorist Roland Barthes departs from academic criticism’s emphasis on the author (Leitch 1317) in his essay “The Death of the Author” and reorients his focus on the construction and content of...