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Mythologies by Roland Barthes
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Jul 20, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: literary_theory, essays

The first section of this book (a little less than 2/3) is mini-essays examining the world around us, and looking at everyday things (wrestling, toys, Greta Garbo, stripteases, and cooking magazines, to name a few) and describing how they, themselves, are myths, or symbols of something Larger. The last 1/3 of the book is a Grand Essay on mythology (Barthes' definition of myth) and literary criticism, as well as the mythology involved in politics.

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