The Eiffel Tower, and Other Mythologies

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University of California Press, 1997 - 151 Seiten
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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THE EIFFEL TOWER AND OTHER MYTHOLOGIES

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Another crop of "mythologies"—structuralist patterns inside daffy life—from Barthes, pieces that are as close as he ever comes to occasional writing. He considers the Eiffel Tower and finds it "an ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Conjugations
23
A Sympathetic Worker
39
Two Myths of the New Theater
75
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (1997)

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Rumania and Egypt, he joined the Centre de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor at the Collège de France until his death in 1980.

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