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008    161128s2017    nyu           000 1 eng   
010      2016050811 
020    9780374261566 (hardcover) 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dNjBwBT|dUtOrBLW 
041 1  eng|hfre 
042    pcc 
092    |fF|aBINET 
100 1  Binet, Laurent,|eauthor. 
245 14 The seventh function of language /|cLaurent Binet ; 
       translated from the French by Sam Taylor. 
246 3  7th function of language 
250    First American edition. 
264  1 New York :|bFarrar, Straus and Giroux,|c2017. 
300    359 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes 
       dies—struck by a laundry van—after lunch with the 
       presidential candidate François Mitterand. The world of 
       letters mourns a tragic accident. But what if it wasn’t an
       accident at all? What if Barthes was . . . murdered?  In 
       The Seventh Function of Language, Laurent Binet spins a 
       madcap secret history of the French intelligentsia, 
       starring such luminaries as Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, 
       Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Julia 
       Kristeva—as well as the hapless police detective Jacques 
       Bayard, whose new case will plunge him into the depths of 
       literary theory (starting with the French version of 
       Roland Barthes for Dummies). Soon Bayard finds himself in 
       search of a lost manuscript by the linguist Roman Jakobson
       on the mysterious “seventh function of language.”  A 
       brilliantly erudite comedy that recalls Flaubert’s Parrot 
       and The Name of the Rose—with more than a dash of TheDa 
       Vinci Code—The Seventh Function of Language takes us from 
       the cafés of Saint-Germain to the corridors of Cornell 
       University, and into the duels and orgies of the Logos 
       Club, a secret philosophical society that dates to the 
       Roman Empire. Binet has written both a send-up and a 
       wildly exuberant celebration of the French intellectual 
600 10 Barthes, Roland|xDeath and burial|vFiction. 
700 1  Taylor, Sam,|d1970-|etranslator. 
730 0  Septième fonction du langage.|lEnglish. 
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