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Tzvetan Todorov

Bulgarian historian, philosopher, structuralist literary critic, sociologist and essayist

1939   -   2017

country of citizenship: France, Bulgaria
language of expression: Bulgarian, French
educated at: Sofia University
occupation: non-fiction writer, historian, semiologist, literary critic, writer, sociologist, geologist
award received: Knight of the Legion of Honour, Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon, Officier des Arts et des Lettres‎, 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, Prix Maujean
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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