New York: Hill and Wang, 1982.
Hardcover. 8 1/2" X 6". xxxviii, 495pp. Mild wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and creasing to covers, corners, and edges. Price sticker to front cover of jacket. Bound in white paper over boards with spine backed in brown and lettered in black. Previous owner's stamp to front free endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
A Barthes Reader gives one the image of Barthes as one of the great public teachers of our time, someone who thought out, argued for, and made available several steps in a penetrating reflection on language sign systems, texts- and what they have to tell us about the concept of being human. Susan Sontag's prefatory essay is one of her finest acts of criticism, informed by intellectual sympathy and a sure sense of the contours of the mind she is describing.(Publisher). Good + / Good +. Item #10526