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Roland Barthes

Mythologies Roland Barthes

Mythologies Roland BarthesMythologies
Roland Barthes
Random House


208 pages
198 x 129 mm
ISBN 9780099529750


In this collection of essays Barthes explores the myths of mass culture. Taking subjects as diverse as wrestling, films, plastic and cars, Barthes elegantly deciphers the symbols and signs embedded deep in familiar aspects of modern life, unmasking the hidden ideologies and meanings which implicitly affect our thought and behaviour. Mythologies is an early classic of semiotics.

About the Author
Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, essayist, philosopher, critic, and semiotician. His work engaged in the analysis of a variety of sign systems, mainly derived from Western popular culture.

About the Publisher
Random House is a commercial American book publisher founded in 1927. In 2013 it merged with major British publisher Penguin to become Penguin Random House.

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