Theories of the Symbol: Understanding Politics in an Unfamiliar Culture

Tzvetan Todorov (Author) Catherine Porter (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$53.00
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Publish Date
May 31, 1982
Pages
302
Dimensions
5.98 X 0.81 X 9.02 inches | 1.36 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780801411922
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About the Author

Tzvetan Todorov is a philosopher and literary theorist. He was born in Bulgaria and has lived in France since 1963. He has published more than twenty books and has been a visiting professor at universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and the University of California, Berkeley.
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Reviews

"Todorov has always had a talent for providing useful books, and here, as always, he is extremely clear.... This is one of his better books, presenting a variety of information with clarity and intelligence."

--Times Literary Supplement

""Theories of the Symbol initiates a major methodological return: the move away from structuralist-semiotic tendencies to other forms of literary philosophy and history. It is this change of critical terrain which no doubt will direct us toward redefining and determining the future modes of literary theory. On this point, Todorov is, as usual, ahead of the game." --Modern Language Notes"


"This very good translation is the most important study of symbolism to appear in English since Angus Fletcher's Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode. A learned and far-reaching book."

--Choice