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Author : Roland Barthes
ISBN : 9780809071944
Genre : Literary Collections
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"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--
Category: Literary Collections

Image Music Text

Author : Roland Barthes
ISBN : 9780374521363
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The photographic message.-- Rhetoric of the image.-- The third meaning.-- Diderot, Brecht, Eisenstein.-- Introduction to the structural analysis of narratives.-- The struggle with the angel.-- The death of the author.-- Musica practica.-- From work to text -- Change the object itself -- Lesson in writing -- The grain of the voice -- Writers, intellectuals, teachers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Empire Of Signs

Author : Roland Barthes
ISBN : 0374522073
Genre : History
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An analysis of the culture of Japan includes discussions of haiku, cooking, Zen Buddhism, the custom of bowing, and the layout of cities
Category: History

Elements Of Semiology

Author : Roland Barthes
ISBN : 0374521468
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"In his Course in General Linguistics, first published in 1916, Saussure postulated the existence of a general science of signs, or Semiology, of which linguistics would form only one part. Semiology, therefore aims to take in any system of signs, whatever their substance and limits; images, gestures, musical sounds, objects, and the complex associations of all these, which form the content of ritual, convention or public entertainment: these constitute, if not languages, at least systems of signification . . . The Elements here presented have as their sole aim the extraction from linguistics of analytical concepts which we think a priori to be sufficiently general to start semiological research on its way. In assembling them, it is not presupposed that they will remain intact during the course of research; nor that semiology will always be forced to follow the linguistic model closely. We are merely suggesting and elucidating a terminology in the hope that it may enable an initial (albeit provisional) order to be introduced into the heterogeneous mass of significant facts. In fact what we purport to do is furnish a principle of classification of the questions. These elements of semiology will therefore be grouped under four main headings borrowed from structural linguistics: I. Language and Speech; II. Signified and Signifier; III. Syntagm and System; IV. Denotation and Connotation."--Roland Barthes, from his Introduction
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Lover S Discourse

Author : Roland Barthes
ISBN : 9780809066896
Genre : French language
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"Barthes's most popular and unusual performance as a writer is "A Lover's Discourse," a writing out of the discourse of love. This language primarily the complaints and reflections of the lover when alone, not exchanges of a lover with his or her partner is unfashionable. Thought it is spoken by millions of people, diffused in our popular romances and television programs as well as in serious literature, there is no institution that explores, maintains, modifies, judges, repeats, and otherwise assumes responsibility for this discourse . . . Writing out the figures of a neglected discourse, Barthes surprises us in "A Lover's Discourse" by making love, in its most absurd and sentimental forms, an object of interest." Jonathan Culler
Category: French language

Barthes Mythologies Today

Author : Pete Bennett
ISBN : 9781136743726
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Through a revisiting of Roland Barthes' Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture.
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The Eiffel Tower And Other Mythologies

Author : Roland Barthes
ISBN : 0520209826
Genre : Literary Collections
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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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Camera Lucida

Author : Roland Barthes
ISBN : 0374521344
Genre : Philosophy
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"Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind."--Alibris.
Category: Philosophy

Travels In China

Author : Roland Barthes
ISBN : 9780745650807
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Compiles the late philosopher's notes from a trip with a delegation to China during the Cultural Revolution, describing the communities that embraced them, his musings on Chinese culture, and visits to pre-screened sites selected for Western visitors.
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Semiotics The Basics

Author : Daniel Chandler
ISBN : 9781315311036
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This third edition of the bestselling textbook has been fully revised, continuing to provide a concise introduction to the key concepts of semiotics in accessible and jargon-free language.? Demystifying what is a complex, highly interdisciplinary field, key questions covered include:?? What are signs and codes??? What can semiotics teach us about representation and reality??? What tools does it offer for analysing texts and cultural practices??? With further examples and images and new end of chapter resources, this must-have resource is both the ideal introductory text and an essential reference guide for students at all levels of language and communication, media and cultural studies
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines