Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogical Principle

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Manchester University Press, 1984 - Literature - 132 pages
 

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Contents

Chapter One Biography
3
Chapter Two Epistemology of the Human Sciences
14
Chapter Three Major Options
29
Chapter Four Theory of the Utterance
41
Chapter Five Intertextuality
60
Chapter Six History of Literature
75
Chapter Seven Philosophical Anthropology
94
Notes
115
Chronological List of the Writings of Bakhtin and His Circle
121
Index
127
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About the author (1984)

Tzvetan Todorov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria on March 1, 1939. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Sofia and then moved to France to pursue postgraduate work. He completed his doctorate at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in 1966 and he began teaching at the National Center for Scientific Research in 1968. In 1983, he helped found the Center for Arts and Language Research, involving scholars from both institutions. He was a literary theorist and historian. He wrote numerous books including The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre, The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other, On Human Diversity, Facing the Extreme: Moral Life in the Concentration Camps, A French Tragedy: Scenes of Civil War Summer 1944, The New World Disorder: Reflections of a European, and Fear of the Barbarians: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations. He died of multiple system atrophy, a progressive brain disorder, on February 7, 2017 at the age of 77.

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