The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor
The Seventh Function of Language Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor ebook
Paris, 1980: The literary critic Roland Barthes dies. Reviewed by Robert Frantzeskos. Indeed, one might consider the novel a literary exercise in long-form libel were it not for the genuine reverence Binet shows to semiotic ideas. The 7th Function of Language Laurent Binet (trans., Sam Taylor) Harvill Secker, $32.99. Because of its construction, Laurent Binet's second novel, The Seventh Functionof Language, seems primarily interested in one question: What is the most absurd way to spin the death of the late literary critic Roland Barthes? The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet. 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. The following is from Laurent Binet's novel, The Seventh Function of Language. Laurent Binet was born in Paris. The funniest thing about The Seventh Function of Language is that neither an individual nor an estate has sued Laurent Binet, the author, for defamation. Detective Jacques Bayard is not familiar with the works of the influential literary critic and philosopher Roland Barthes when he enters his hospital room on a Monday afternoon. Every once in a while a book comes along with a premise so inspired that is seems strange no one had thought of writing it before. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The SeventhFunction of Language by Laurent Binet. The world mourns a tragic accident. But what if it wasn't an accident at all?