The Seventh Function of Language

The Seventh Function of Language

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies--struck by a laundry van--after lunch with the presidential candidate Francois Mitterand. The world of letters mourns a tragic accident. But what if it wasn't an accident at all? What if Barthes was... murdered?
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, [2017]
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374261566
Branch Call Number: FICTION BIN
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Sam 1970-- Translator


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Feb 14, 2018

I knew that I would like this book when the detective Bayard, after listening to a lecture by a prominant Philosopher, thinks to himself "Epestime, my ass."

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