Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Roland Barthes

Narrated By: John Lee

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: March 2012

Duration: 9 hours 14 minutes


What is astrology? Fiction for the bourgeoisie. The Tour de France? An epic. The brain of Einstein? Knowledge reduced to a formula. Like iconic images of movie stars or the rhetoric of politicians, they are fabricated. Once isolated from the events that gave birth to them, these "mythologies" appear for what they are: the ideology of mass culture.

When Roland Barthes's groundbreaking Mythologies first appeared in English in 1972, it was immediately recognized as one of the most significant works in French theory-yet nearly half of the essays from the original work were missing. This new edition of Mythologies is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic. It includes the brilliant "Astrology," never published in English before.

Mythologies is a lesson in clairvoyance. In a new century where the virtual dominates social interactions and advertisement defines popular culture, it is more relevant than ever.


Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation

by Roland Barthes

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Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation, Roland Barthes