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The Resource The seventh function of language, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

The seventh function of language, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Label
The seventh function of language
Title
The seventh function of language
Statement of responsibility
Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Title variation
7th function of language
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roland Barthes is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It?s February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand, a slippery politician locked in a battle for the Presidency. Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident. But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance? A document explaining the seventh function of language, an idea so powerful it gives whoever masters it the ability to convince anyone, in any situation, to do anything. Police Captain Jacques Bayard and his reluctant accomplice Simon Herzog set off on a chase that takes them from the corridors of power and academia to backstreet saunas and midnight rendezvous
Member of
Summary
The suspicious death of a literary critic in 1980 Paris reveals the madcap secret history of the French intelligentsia, plunging a hapless police detective into the depths of literary theory as it was documented in a famed linguist's lost manuscript
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572951
Cataloging source
NWPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Binet, Laurent
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Sam
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True
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  • Barthes, Roland
  • Barthes, Roland
  • Intellectuals
  • Murder
  • Conspiracies
  • Secrecy
  • Linguistics
  • Language and languages
  • Brainwashing
  • Murder
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter)
Target audience
adult
Label
The seventh function of language, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published with the title La Septième fonction du langage in France by Editions Grasset & Fasquelle in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059926847
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781910701591
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956750580
Label
The seventh function of language, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published with the title La Septième fonction du langage in France by Editions Grasset & Fasquelle in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059926847
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781910701591
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956750580

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