Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies / Edition 1

Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies / Edition 1

by Roland Barthes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520209826

ISBN-13: 2900520209823

Pub. Date: 03/04/1997

Publisher: University of California Press

In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to Paris of Billy Graham, the flooding of the Seine - and other shared events and aspects of everyday experience.  See more details below

Overview

In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to Paris of Billy Graham, the flooding of the Seine - and other shared events and aspects of everyday experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900520209823
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/04/1997
Series:
Sociology/ Cultural Studies/ Philosophy
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
152

Table of Contents

The Eiffel Tower3
The Harcourt Actor19
Conjugations23
Martians27
Paris Not Flooded31
Bichon and the Blacks35
A Sympathetic Worker39
Power and "Cool"43
Depth Advertised47
A Few Words from Monsieur Poujade51
Adamov and Language55
Racine Is Racine59
Billy Graham at the Vel' d'Hiv'63
The Dupriez Trial67
Shock-Photos71
Two Myths of the New Theater75
The Tour de France As Epic79
Agony Columns91
The "Batory" Cruise95
The Man in the Street on Strike99
African Grammar103
Literature according to Minou Drouet111
The Bourgeois Art of Song119
At the Music Hall123
Poujade and the Intellectuals127
The Two Salons137
Dining Car141
Cottage Industry145
Buffet Finishes Off New York149

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