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    DescriptionThese essays, as selected and translated by Stephen Heath, are among the finest writings Barthes ever published on film and photography, and on the phenomena of sound and image. The classic pieces "Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative" and "The Death of the Author" are also included.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Roland Barthes, Translated by Professor of English and French Literature and Culture Stephen Heath
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    ISBN 13: 9780374521363
    ISBN 10: 0374521360

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    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    DC22: 809
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    BISAC V2.8: PER000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000
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    LC classification: PN37 .B29
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Hill & Wang
    Publication date
    01 July 1978
    Author Information
    Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and the 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 College de France until his death in 1980.
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    "The dominant perspective of the thirteen essays collected in "Image-Music-Text" is semiology. Barthes extends the 'empire of signs' over film and photography, music criticism . . . and writing and reading as historically situated activities. Several essays are frankly didactic. They review and expand the domain of a certain terminology: interpretive codes, narrational systems, functions and indices, denotation and connotation. Yet those impatient with special terms will not mind too much, for where else do they get, under the same cover, Beethoven and 'Goldfinger, ' the Bible and 'Double Bang a Bangkok'? . . . Barthes is technical without being heavy, and a professional without ceasing to be an amateur. His precise yet fluent prose treats personal insight and systematic concepts with equal courtesy."--Geoffrey Hartman, "The New York Times Book Review "