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Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation

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What is astrology? Fiction for the bourgeoisie. The Tour de France? An epic. The brain of Einstein? Knowledge reduced to a formula. Like iconic images of movie stars or the rhetoric of politicians, they are fabricated. Once isolated from the events that gave birth to them, these "mythologies" appear for what they are: the ideology of mass culture.

When Roland Barthes's groundbreaking Mythologies first appeared in English in 1972, it was immediately recognized as one of the most significant works in French theory—yet nearly half of the essays from the original work were missing. This new edition of Mythologies is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic. It includes the brilliant "Astrology," never published in English before.

Mythologies is a lesson in clairvoyance. In a new century where the virtual dominates social interactions and advertisement defines popular culture, it is more relevant than ever.

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"Barthes's classic tome on symbolism — an essential text in cultural studies — is given fresh life with a new translation from Richard Howard and Annette Lavers and this audio edition. Exploring how films, advertisements, sports, and other aspects of popular culture reinforce cultural mythologies, Barthes's essays still prove relevant today. John Lee provides superb narration. He recognizes the subtleties of the author's arguments, placing the right amount of emphasis on key points while moving smoothly over the less important details. And while the production could have provided more distinct breaks between essays, Lee manages — as best as possible — to demarcate the end of each section vocally. As a narrator, he is one of the most intriguing elements of this audiobook. Given that the text focuses on the ways mainstream culture reinforce particular myths as a means of supporting the power structure, what will listeners think about a French book performed by a British narrator for a largely American audience? A Hill and Wang hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The first complete, authoritative English translation of Roland Barthes's groundbreaking classic Mythologies, one of the most significant works in French theory.

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Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, and critic. He influenced the development of schools of thought including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, and post-structuralism. His best-known works include Writing Degree Zero, The Pleasure of the Text, and Elements of Semiology.

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ISBN:
9781452606194
Subtitle:
The Complete Edition, in a New Translation
Author:
Barthes, Roland
Author:
Lee, John
Publisher:
Tantor Media
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20120313
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Barthes's classic tome on symbolism — an essential text in cultural studies — is given fresh life with a new translation from Richard Howard and Annette Lavers and this audio edition. Exploring how films, advertisements, sports, and other aspects of popular culture reinforce cultural mythologies, Barthes's essays still prove relevant today. John Lee provides superb narration. He recognizes the subtleties of the author's arguments, placing the right amount of emphasis on key points while moving smoothly over the less important details. And while the production could have provided more distinct breaks between essays, Lee manages — as best as possible — to demarcate the end of each section vocally. As a narrator, he is one of the most intriguing elements of this audiobook. Given that the text focuses on the ways mainstream culture reinforce particular myths as a means of supporting the power structure, what will listeners think about a French book performed by a British narrator for a largely American audience? A Hill and Wang hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The first complete, authoritative English translation of Roland Barthes's groundbreaking classic Mythologies, one of the most significant works in French theory.

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