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
is a philosopher and literary theorist. He was born in Bulgaria and has lived in France since 1963. He has published more than twenty books and has been a visiting professor at universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
Foreword: To Live According to NuanceA Peasant from the DanubeFrom Poetry to StructuresCriticism of StructuralismThe Peasant in ParisHuman DiversityThe Humanist BarkHumanism: Practices and WorksThe Moral Meaning of HistoryMemory and JusticeThe Contiguity of OppositesEpilogue: The Life of a Go-Between