Mythologies

By Barthes, Roland

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9780374532345
Publisher
Hill & Wang: Farrar


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Reviewed on April 1, 2012  |  Arts and Humanities

An abridged English translation of Mythologies (1957), one of Barthes's most famous books, has been available since 1972, but it omitted 25 of the original essays, included here. Overall, Barthes (1915–80) argues in these diverse pieces, both the newly available and the others, that many customs accepted as a matter of course are in fact narratives that disclose their meaning under close analysis. He considers, among other subjects, professional wrestling, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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