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MYTHOLOGIES

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Although Mythologies, published 15 years ago in France, may seem a lamentably late arrival on these shores, it is still the gamiest of structuralist studies. In these short, spirited essays, Roland Barthes investigates what he calls "petit-bourgeois culture" (what we call "Pop"). However, beneath the raffish subject matter — "The Face of Garbo," "The Brain of Einstein," "Operation Margarine" — a ... Read full review

MYTHOLOGIES: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A new edition of landmark work.As this new translation and expansion of a seminal work by the French semiotician and philosopher demonstrates, Barthes (Mourning Diary, 2010, etc.) remains ahead of his time, and our time, more than 30 years after his death. His impact extends well beyond those who actually read his work (as the pivotal role his ideas hold in the latest Jeffrey Eugenides novel, The ... Read full review

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