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Fiction: A Postmodern Buddy-Cop Novel Sends Up the World of Semiotics

Laurent Binet’s “The Seventh Function of Language” turns the story of the death of Roland Barthes into a romp through the days when literary theory reigned.
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The Seventh Function of Language review

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The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Laurent Binet's The Seventh Function of Language, re-imagining Roland Barthes' 1980 death as a murder-mystery, with lots of international (and academic) intrigue. It's ...

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