Australian Left Review

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Tony Bennett


At the end of Mythologies, Roland Barthes arcues that the mytholopt must place himself' or herself' outside the myths be studies If' be or she is to unveil their poUtical si&niflcance. "To decipher the Tour de France or the 'good French wine',., be writes, "is to cut oneself oft' from those who are entertained or warmed up by them." The mytholopst's connection with the world, be concludes, must be "of the order of sarcasm".