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Theories of the Symbol: Understanding Politics in an Unfamiliar Culture
Focusing on theories of verbal symbolism, Tzvetan Todorov here presents a history of semiotics. From an account of the semiotic doctrines embodied in the works of classical rhetoric to an exploration of representative modern concepts of the symbol found in ethnology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and poetics, Todorov examines the rich tradition of sign theory. In the course ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Cornell University Press
(first published January 1st 1977)
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In Bulgarian Цветан Тодоров. Todorov is a Franco-Bulgarian historian, philosopher and literary theoretician. Among his most influential works is his theory on the fantastic, the uncanny and marvellous.More about Tzvetan Todorov...