Duties and Delights: The Life of a Go-between

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Seagull, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 412 pages
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Tzvetan Todorov is one of Europe s leading intellectuals. Beyond his work in cultural and literary theory, philosophy and psychoanalysis, Todorov s 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.

Todorov s 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."

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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.

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