The Seventh Function of Language

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.45 hours)
Product Number: Z100122061
Released: Aug 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470863326
Narrator/s: Bronson Pinchot
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From the prizewinning author of HHhH comes The Seventh Function of Language, a romp through the French intelligentsia of the twentieth century. Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies-struck by a laundry van-after lunch with the presidential candidate Francois 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, and Julia Kristeva-as well as the hapless police detective Jacques Bayard, whose new case will plunge him into the depths of literary theory. 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 The Da Vinci Code-The Seventh Function of Language takes us from the cafes of Paris to the corridors of Cornell University and into the duels and orgies of the Logos Club, a secret philosophical society that dates to the era of the Roman Empire. Binet has written both a send-up and a wildly exuberant celebration of the French intellectual tradition.

Author(s): Laurent Binet
Awards:2018-Fiction-Longlist-Man Booker Prize International
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2017

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Author(s): Laurent Binet
Product Number EB00699235
Released: Aug 01, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374715083

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