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Elements of semiology

Author: Roland Barthes; Annette Lavers; Colin Smith
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American editionView all editions and formats
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"Roland Barthes, the West's master critic, has given us fertile rereading of such classic French authors as Racine and Balzac, brought to attention lesser-known writers like Fourier and Loyola, studied the mythologies and sign systems of modern life and fashion, explored cinema and music, examined culture-as-system in Japan, tried to delineate the erotics of reading and writing, and touched provocatively on numerous  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Barthes; Annette Lavers; Colin Smith
ISBN: 0809013835 9780809013838
OCLC Number: 449697
Language Note: Translation of: Eléments de sémiologie.
Description: 111 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Language (langue) and speech --
2. Signifier and signified --
3. Syntagm and system --
4. Denotation and connotation.
Other Titles: Eléments de sémiologie.
Responsibility: Roland Barthes ; translated from the French by Annette Lavers and Colin Smith.

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"Roland Barthes, the West's master critic, has given us fertile rereading of such classic French authors as Racine and Balzac, brought to attention lesser-known writers like Fourier and Loyola, studied the mythologies and sign systems of modern life and fashion, explored cinema and music, examined culture-as-system in Japan, tried to delineate the erotics of reading and writing, and touched provocatively on numerous other topics. What he shares with the best of his colleagues is the assumption that criticism is an attitude, not an act. He brings his readers questions and speculations that are always engaging and expansive. It is just this temperament that makes him the latest heir of the tradition of French moralistes--Montaigne, Diderot, Voltaire, and, in his own day, Gide and Sartre--who used their cultural conscience and experimental brilliance to synthesize intellectual, ethical, and literary concerns."--Jacob Stockinger, San Francisco Review of Books.

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