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Duties and Delights: The Life of a Go-Between (French List)by Tzvetan Todorov
Synopses & Reviews
Tzvetan Todorov is one of Europes leading intellectuals. Beyond his work in cultural and literary theory, philosophy and psychoanalysis, Todorovs influence is extraordinarily far-reaching specifically because of the clarity of his writing and his refusal to be bound by systems of thought and disciplinary straitjackets.
Todorovs many writings include The Poetics of Prose, The Conquest of America, Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogical Principle, Facing the Extreme: Moral Life in the Concentration Camps, On Human Diversity, Hope and Memory, Imperfect Garden: Lessons from the Twentieth Century and The New World Disorder: Reflections of a European.
Duties and Delights presents a series of interviews with Tzvetan Todorov which illuminate the paths that he has taken, the paths that he has crossed and the paths that he has opened up for others.
About the Author
Tzvetan Todorov is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and has taught widely in the English-speaking world, notably in Harvard, Yale, Columbia and University of California.
Table of Contents
Foreword: To Live According to Nuance
A Peasant from the Danube
From Poetry to Structures
Criticism of Structuralism
The Peasant in Paris
The Humanist Bark
Humanism: Practices and Works
The Moral Meaning of History
Memory and Justice
The Contiguity of Opposites
Epilogue: The Life of a Go-Between
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