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The Totalitarian Experience

The Totalitarian Experience( )
Author: Todorov, Tzvetan
Translator: Fagan, Teresa Lavender
Series title:The French List Ser.
ISBN:978-0-85742-013-8
Publication Date:Nov 2011
Publisher:Seagull Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet Union, as well as many other communist totalitarian regimes around the world. But it would be naive to assume that this historic, symbolic event and its aftermath have completely rid the world of totalitarianism. Instead, we should ask, what is the totalitarian experience and how does it survive today?   This is the imposing question raised by acclaimed philosopher and...
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Book Details
Pages:64
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.85 x 8.151 x 0.466 Inches
Book Weight:0.519 Pounds
Author Biography
Todorov, Tzvetan (Author)
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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