Letters from the Antipodes

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Ohio University Press, 1981 - Biography & Autobiography - 177 pages
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About the author (1981)

Michel Butor's early education was with the Jesuits, and he subsequently received degrees from the Sorbonne in philosophy. His thesis for his diplome d'etudes superieures was titled Mathematics and the Idea of Necessity. He has taught in Egypt, England, and Greece as well as in the United States. He is currently a professor of literature at the University of Geneva. Although technically and intellectually challenging, Butor's work has enjoyed considerable general popularity. A Change of Heart (1959) was awarded the Prix Theophraste Renaudot, one of the major French literary prizes, in 1957 and put Butor before the general public. The subject of his novels is consciousness, frequently presented in the form of an interior monologue and described in painstaking detail. Critics consider Degrees (1960) a complex novel that provides a brilliant picture of the perennial schoolboy-and the perennial teacher. Butor has also written a number of stereoscopies, or works on different levels in which the reader must participate actively. His literary and art criticism are contained in Repertoire I to IV and Illustrations I to IV respectively.

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