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Bulgaria, 1939 - 2017
philosopher and historian of ideas

Tzvetan Todorov

Tzvetan Todorov was a philosopher, literary theorist, historian of ideas and essayist. He has been working at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique since 1969, becoming its research director in 1987. Todorov translated works of the Russian formalists and wrote over 20 books on a wide variety of subjects, such as Introduction à la littérature fantastique (1970), Le nouveau désordre mondial. Réflexions d’un européen (2003, English translation New World Disorder: Reflections of a European, 2005), La Peur des barbares. Au-delà du choc des civilisations (2007, English translation The Fear of Barbarians: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations, 2010) and Les ennemis intimes de la démocratie (2012).

Published in

Journal Nexus

Nexus 50. Europees humanisme in fragmenten

Grammatica van een ongesproken taal
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 40

Europa realiseren

Speaker at



Nexus Conference 2004

Europe: A Beautiful Idea?

4 december 2004 9.00 - 18.10 Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek, Rotterdam