Empire of Signs

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Macmillan, 1982 - History - 108 pages
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With this book, Barthes offers a broad-ranging meditation on the culture, society, art, literature, language, and iconography--in short, both the sign-oriented realities and fantasies--of Japan itself.
  

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User Review  - Isla McKetta - Goodreads

One of the things I love most about reading great thinkers is learning new ways to look at the world. What I was most inspired by in this book were the layers of linguistic meaning as I read a copy in ... Read full review

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If you do not want to come close to dying from confusion or boredom, do not read The Empire of Signs. Read full review

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About the author (1982)

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and the classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor at the College de France until his death in 1980.

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