The Eiffel Tower, and Other Mythologies

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University of California Press, 1997 - Literary Collections - 151 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - Tosh - Goodreads

On one level the ultimate collection of essays on Paris, and on another thought, it's how we look at these 'images' of an iconic city. Roland Barthes is such a great writer and brain, that it is like being in a cafe with a super intelligent person and you don't want that cafe to close down. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
19
Section 3
23
Section 4
27
Section 5
39
Section 6
47
Section 7
71
Section 8
75
Section 9
91
Section 10
95
Section 11
103
Section 12
123
Section 13
137
Section 14
141
Section 15
145

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About the author (1997)

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Rumania and Egypt, he joined the Centre 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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