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Barthes: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Roland Barthes was the leading figure of French Structuralism, the theoretical movement of the 1960s which revolutionized the study of literature and culture, as well as history and psychoanalysis. But Barthes was a man who disliked orthodoxies. His shifting positions and theoretical interests make him hard to grasp and assess. This book surveys Barthes' work in clear, accessible prose, highlighting what is most interesting and important in his work today. In particular, the book describes the many projects, which Barthes explored and which helped to change the way we think about a range of cultural phenomena--from literature, fashion, wrestling, and advertising to notions of the self, of history, and of nature.

Synopsis:

This study elucidates the varied theoretical contributions of Roland Barthes (1915-80), whose lifelong fascination was with the way people make their world intelligible. It describes the projects which Barthes explored and which helped to change the way we think about various cultural phenomena.

About the Author

Jonathan Culler is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University and a leading figure in the world of literary theory. Praised by Frank Kermode for his 'remarkable expository skills', his publications include seminal works on deconstruction and semiology as well as studies of individual authors. HisVSI Literary Theory is the series bestseller with sales of 40,000 copies to date.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Man of parts

2. Literary Historian

3. Mythologist

4. Critic

5. Polemicist

6. Semiologist

7. Structuralist

8. Hedonist

9. Writer

10. Man of Letters

11. Barthes after Barthes

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192801593
Author:
Culler, Jonathan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Jonathan
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
France
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Linguists
Subject:
Literature/English | Literary Theory
Subject:
Barthes, Roland
Subject:
Linguists - France
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
New
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
56
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
numerous halftones
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
4.400 x 7.100 in 0.319 lb

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