A Barthes Reader

A Barthes Reader

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Overview

A Barthes Reader gives one the image of Barthes as one of the great public teachers of our time, someone who thought out, argued for, and made available several steps in a penetrating reflection on language sign systems, texts- and what they have to tell us about the concept of being human. Susan Sontag's prefatory essay is one of her finest acts of criticism, informed by intellectual sympathy and a sure sense of the contours of the mind she is describing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374521448
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 07/01/1983
Pages: 534
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor at the Collège de France until his death in 1980.

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