Michael Riffaterre

Michael Riffaterre

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Michael or Michel Riffaterre (20 November 1924, Bourganeuf, Creuse - 27 May 2006) was an influential French literary critic and theorist. He pursued a generally structuralist approach. He is well known in particular for his book Semiotics of Poetry, and the concepts of hypogram and syllepsis. He was born in Bourganeuf, in the Limousin region of France. After receiving the concours g n ral prize in French literature he went on to study at the University of Lyon. After World War II he entered the Sorbonne, where he earned his M.A. in classics in 1947, and then became a doctoral student at Columbia University, earning his Ph.D. there in 1955, and remained for his entire academic career. He served as the chairman of the Department of French from 1974-1983. In 1982 he became a University Professor, the highest professorial rank at Columbia. Riffaterre was a Guggenheim Fellow twice, a fellow at Oxford, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an officer in the order of the palmes acad miques, and held honorary degrees from the Universit Blaise-Pascal as well as the Sorbonne.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135777580
  • 9786135777581