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Todorov, Tzvetan



Tzvetan Todorov

Tzvetan Todorov
[Цветан Тодоров]

(1939-2017)


Tzvetan Todorov was a Bulgarian-French historian, philosopher, structuralist literary critic, sociologist and essayist. He was the author of many books and essays, which have had a major influence on disciplines as diverse as anthropology, sociology, semiotics, literary theory, and cultural theory. He died in Paris on February 7, 2017.

His groundbreaking essay Introduction à la littérature fantastique (1970) was translated into English by Richard Howard as The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre in 1973.


Select Bibliography:


  1. The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre. 1970. Trans. Richard Howard (1973)

  2. Conquest of America: The Question of the Other. 1982. Trans. Richard Howard (1984)

  3. Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogical Principle. Trans. Wlad Godzich (1984)

  4. On Human Diversity: Nationalism, Racism, and Exoticism in French Thought. Trans. Catherine Porter (1993)

  5. French Tragedy: Scenes of Civil War, Summer 1944. Trans. Mary Byrd Kelly. Ed. Richard J. Golsan (1996)

  6. [Ed.]: Voices from the Gulag: Life and Death in Communist Bulgaria. Trans. Robert Zaretsky (1999)

  7. A Passion for Democracy: Benjamin Constant. Trans. Alice Seberry (1999)

  8. Facing the Extreme: Moral Life in the Concentration Camps. Trans. Arthur Denner & Abigail Pollack (2000)

  9. [Ed.]: Fragility of goodness: why Bulgaria's Jews survived the Holocaust (2001)

  10. Life in Common: An Essay in General Anthropology. Trans. Katherine Golsan & Lucy Golsan (2001)

  11. Frail Happiness: An Essay on Rousseau. Trans. John T. Scott & Robert D. Zaretsky (2001)

  12. Imperfect Garden: The Legacy of Humanism. Trans. Carol Cosman (2002)

  13. Hope and Memory: Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Trans. David Bellos (2003)

  14. New World Disorder: Reflections of a European. Trans. Andrew Brown. Preface by Stanley Hoffmann (2005)

  15. Torture and the War on Terror. Trans. Gila Walker (2009)

  16. In Defence of the Enlightenment. Trans. Gila Walker (2009)

  17. The Fear of Barbarians: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations. Trans. Andrew Brown (2010)

  18. Memory as a Remedy for Evil. Trans. Gila Walker (2010)


Homepages & Online Information:

Wikipedia entry




Tzvetan Todorov: La conquête de l’Amérique: La question de l’autre
[The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other] (1982)


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