The Seventh Function of Language

The Seventh Function of Language

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From the prizewinning author of HHhH, “the most insolent novel of the year” (L’Express)

Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies—struck by a laundry van—after lunch with the presidential candidate François Mitterand. The world of letters mourns a tragic accident. But what if it wasn’t an accident at all? What if Barthes was . . . murdered?

In The Seventh Function of Language, Laurent Binet spins a madcap secret history of the French intelligentsia,… (more)

Editorial reviews (1 review)

By making the stakes of its ideas so cheekily high, “The Seventh Function of Language” drains them of their actual excitement.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 01, 2017)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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