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S/Z : An Essay

By Barthes, Roland; (Translated from the French By Richard Miller)

New York, NY: Hill & Wang, 1974. Text/BRAND NEW. Yellow soft cover/VG; w/light shelf wear & soiling to lower back ege. Classic study of semiology (science of signs and symbols) in Sarrasine, a novella by Balzac Honore (1799 - 1850). Barthes calls his study an essay, and says it is "the trace of work done during a two-year seminar (1968 - 1969) at the Ecole pratiques de Hautes Etudes." Through scrutiny of 561 fragments (or lexias) we are introduced to the very nature of reading, which is principally something we do by ourselves.. First Edition, 6th Printing. Paperback. Very Good/None as Issued.

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