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    Description'At last, with A Barthes Reader, we have a sort of Michelin guide to one of the most beguiling minds of our era. Smartly introduced by Susan Sontag, the Reader samples Barthes' achievement over three decades' - Newsweek A selection of works by the French intellectual Roland Barthes, including seminal essays, such as 'Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives' as well as his more unusual works, such as 'The World of Wrestling'. 'Susan Sontag makes a convincing argument for Barthes the Great Writer...What is new about Barthes' posthumous reputation is the view of him as a writer whose books of criticism and personal musing must be admired as serious and beautiful works of the imagination' - New York Times Book Review


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    Title
    A Roland Barthes Reader
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roland Barthes, Volume editor Susan Sontag
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 397 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099224914
    ISBN 10: 0099224917
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    DC21: 840.9
    DC22: 700
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    15 July 1993
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and 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 the College de France until his death in 1980.
    Review quote
    "To read through A Barthes Reader is finally to be left with the image of Barthes as one of the great public teachers of our time, someone who thought out, argued for, and made available several steps in a penetrating reflection on language, sign systems, texts - and what they have to tell us about the concept of the human" New Republic "Susan Sontag contributes an informative introduction to this collection and arranges his greatest hits chronologically... This is an excellent entree to a thinker whose precepts have often filtered down into mass culture" Glasgow Herald