The Seventh Function of Language

The Seventh Function of Language

eBook - 2017
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In The Seventh Function of Language, Laurent Binet spins a madcap secret history of the French intelligentsia, starring such luminaries as Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Julia Kristeva―as well as the hapless police detective Jacques Bayard, whose new case will plunge him into the depths of literary theory (starting with the French version of Roland Barthes for Dummies). Soon Bayard finds himself in search of a lost manuscript by the linguist Roman Jakobson on the mysterious “seventh function of language.”
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374715083
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
PQ2702.I57 S4713 2017
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Sam 1970-
OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 14, 2018

I knew that I would like this book when the detective Bayard, after listening to a lecture by a prominant Philosopher, thinks to himself "Epestime, my ass."


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