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Structuralism and Semiotics
Published (first published 1977)
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Good intro (1977) to where it seemed literary studies would go for a while. Doxa? Sometimes it's fun to see the Hawkes weave the strands (Vico, Saussure, Sapir, Lévi-Strauss, Russian Formalists) together; it'd be more useful to me to see him pull them apart. Pretty good on the 'so what?' - now we can read 'classics' better. Hits all the high notes that a fervent convert would, in the way that a fervent convert should... This version includes a note from the future (2003) wherein Hawkes reminisce ...more
Jose Neira Délano
I am a modest designer and a very modest reader (totally ignorant) so more than a review, here are my impressions on Structuralism and Semiotics: EXTRAORDINARY! LUCID ANALYSIS! Easy to read! Terence Hawkes is a BRILLIANT SCHOLAR.

I bought the book way back in 1992 and only read it thoroughly in 2010 (!)

See, I have been hoping to get the guts to start making works of art. When I read Structuralism & Semiotics I realized that my ideas resonated with many of Hawkes’ analysis and assertions on t
Piaget <3 de Saussure <3 Lévi-Strauss <3 Jakobson <3 Shekloviski ... very well written book
Luke Echo
An adequate introduction to the subject.
Abdullah Basaran
Disappointing. Nothing is worth reading for semiotics. Hawkes cannot even summarize Derrida's and Barthes's arguments. The worse is its bibliography is utterly bullshit.
Hideously boring. Fascinating topic, but reading about it is like being sucked into a vortex of confusion and gibberish.
Not terribly engaging...and a tad dull. Still, it has some interesting points to make about semiotics
A good summary of structuralist theory. I could have done without the entire middle section though.
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