Hardback The 7th function of language / Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781910701584 (hbk.) :
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.
Original title: Septième fonction du langage. English
390 pages ; 23 cm