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The 7th Function of Language (Signed by the Author)

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'One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you'll read this year' - ObserverThe most outrageously entertaining novel of the year. A joy' - Philip HensherRoland 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. What they discover is a worldwide conspiracy involving the President, murderous Bulgarians and a secret international debating society. In the world of intellectuals and politicians, everyone is a suspect. Who can you trust when the idea of truth itself is at stake?
This book is signed bu the author and is in a very good condition with unnoticeable wears in the spine.

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Author(s):
Laurent Binet
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1910701580
ISBN-13:
9781910701584
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
Harvill Secker
Title:
The 7th Function of Language

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'One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you'll read this year' - ObserverThe most outrageously entertaining novel of the year. A joy' - Philip HensherRoland 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. What they discover is a worldwide conspiracy involving the President, murderous Bulgarians and a secret international debating society. In the world of intellectuals and politicians, everyone is a suspect. Who can you trust when the idea of truth itself is at stake?
This book is signed bu the author and is in a very good condition with unnoticeable wears in the spine.

Author(s):
Laurent Binet
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1910701580
ISBN-13:
9781910701584
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
Harvill Secker
Title:
The 7th Function of Language

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