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Paladin, 1973 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 158 pages
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"As the launcher of the whole science of ""semiotics"" - the study of the meanings latent in the signs and objects we come across dally in the modem media-saturated worid - this book attempts to demystify the roies and values inherent in such diverse commonplace items as wrestling, Citroen DS, steak and chips. Greta Garbo's face and household detorgents via a series of essays. The essays themselves became cultural icons, and the book became a cult object It is now studled on many courses in hogher education as an emblematic text of post-war..."

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i love this book, easy to read - Goodreads
An good introduction to Barthes and to semiology. - Goodreads
The writing is very sophisticated and incisive. - Goodreads
Good writer and I think he's a great reader as well. - Goodreads
He's is also a very humorous writer - Goodreads
Another book I used for research. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sheri Fresonke Harper - Goodreads

Roland Barthes was a contemporary French thinker, philosopher and literary critic and these essays follow his analyses of how the words used by the French about a certain set of topics offered ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tylor Lovins - Goodreads

This book was really illuminating for me. I read it because I am interested in eventually getting to Derrida--after having read some Derrida and presently reading Derrida. Barthes integrates Saussure ... Read full review


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