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The 7th function of language

Author: Laurent Binet; Sam Taylor
Publisher: London, England Harvill Secker, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roland Barthes, one of the twentieth-century's towering literary figures, is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It's February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand, who is locked in a battle for the Presidency. Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident. But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Roland Barthes; Roland Barthes; Roland Barthes
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurent Binet; Sam Taylor
ISBN: 9781910701591 1910701599 9781910701584 1910701580
OCLC Number: 956750580
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published in French: Paris, France : Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, 2015.
Description: 390 pages ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Septième fonction du langage.
Seventh function of language
Responsibility: Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor.

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Roland Barthes, one of the twentieth-century's towering literary figures, is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global  Read more...

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"Establishes Laurent Binet as the clear heir to the late Umberto Eco, writing novels that are both brilliant and playful, dense with ideas while never losing sight of their need to entertain... One Read more...

 
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