The Eiffel Tower, and Other Mythologies
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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Review: The Eiffel Tower and Other MythologiesUser 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