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Roland Barthes' Mythologies

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
Advertisements for soap. The image of a film star. We accept these common objects as a normal part of our life. But each also carries hidden messages that none of us even suspect - as Barthes demonstrated in his unique analysis of the signs that generate meanings and assumptions we all take for granted.


Paperback, 03/09/2009, £8.99
A collection of essays that explores the myths of mass culture. It deciphers the symbols and signs embedded deep in familiar aspects of modern life, unmasking the hidden ideologies and meanings which implicitly affect our thought and behaviour.

Roland Barthes Reader

Paperback, 15/07/1993, £14.99
An introduction to the thinking of the French intellectual, Roland Barthes, as applied to such diverse topics as Gide, Garbo, striptease, photography and the Eiffel Tower. The pieces in this collection were written over a period of three decades.

Lover's Discourse: Fragments

Paperback, 04/07/2002, £8.99
The language we use when we are in love is not a language we speak, for it is addressed to ourselves and to our imaginary beloved. This book revives - beyond the psychological or clinical enterprises which have characterised such researches in our culture - the notion of the amorous subject.

Image - music - text

Paperback, 13/09/1993, £9.99
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Camera Lucida

7, 15/07/1993, £8.99
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.

Roland Barthes

Paperback, 01/10/2015, £11.99
Roland Barthes (1915-1980) is one of France's most important writers and theorists of the second half of the twentieth century. Andy Stafford offers a clear-sighted, readable account of Barthes' work and life. This cogent introduction to a vital figure will interest students and specialists alike.

Mourning Diary: Introduced by Michael Wood

Hardback, 28/04/2011, £14.99
The French critic Roland Barthes has guru status among literary theorists. Yet his Journal of Mourning opens the door onto his strange personal world. A private diary, it records the day-by-day impact of bereavement as he struggles to live without the most important person in his life: his mother.