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Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies

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The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies by Roland Barthes
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In this 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.

Author Biography

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 College de France until his death in 1980.
Release date Australia
March 4th, 1997
Contributor
Translated by Richard Howard
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
152
Dimensions
140x210x12
ISBN-13
9780520209824
Product ID
1906817

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