The Rustle of Language

Roland Barthes (Author) Richard Howard (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$37.14
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
January 18, 1989
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.01 X 8.97 X 0.96 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520066298
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About the Author

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 Collège de France until his death in 1980.

Reviews

"In "The Rustle of Language, the typically Barthesian texture of the writing makes itself felt. That texture--delightful to many of us--is composed of the mutual jostling of many (often mutually incompatible) registers of discourse. Linguistics, literature, philosophy, . . . history, semantics, Marxism--these are only the commonest of the many categories that organize Barthes' thinking. . . . In all of these essays, the briskness and liveliness of Barthes's style makes the work interesting."--Helen Vendler, "New York Review of Books