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Tzvetan Todorov

Bulgarian historian, philosopher, structuralist literary critic, sociologist and essayist (1939-2017)

1939   -   2017


country of citizenship: France, Bulgaria
languages spoken, written or signed: Bulgarian, French
educated at: Sofia University
occupation: non-fiction writer, historian, semiologist, literary critic, writer, sociologist, geologist, literary theorist, essayist, critic, philosopher
award received: Knight of the Legion of Honour, Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon, Officer of Arts and Letters, Prix La Bruyère, Honorary doctor of the University of Liège, honorary doctorate of the National University of San Marcos, Prix de la critique, Jean-Michel Gaillard Prize, Maujean prize
position held: director

Tzvetan Todorov (; French: [tsvetan tɔdɔʁɔv, dzve-]; Bulgarian: Цветан Тодоров; 1 March 1939 – 7 February 2017) 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 significant influence in anthropology, sociology, semiotics, literary theory, intellectual history and culture theory.
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