Donald D. Palmer.
The book’s starting point is the linguistic theory
of Ferdinand de Sausser. The book moves on
to the anthropologist and literary critic Claude
Lévi-Strauss; the semiologist and literary critic
Roland Barthes; the Marxist philosopher Louis
Althusser; the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan;
the deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. The
book concludes by examining the postmodern
obsession with language and with the radical claim
of the disappearance of the individual.