André Schiffrin


Born
in Paris, France
June 14, 1935

Died
December 01, 2013

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André Schiffrin was a European-born American author, publisher and socialist (born 1935).
Schiffrin was the son of Jacques Schiffrin, a Russian Jew who emigrated to France and briefly enjoyed success there as publisher of the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, which he founded, and which was bought by Gallimard, until he was dismissed on account of the anti-Jewish laws enforced by the Vichy regime. Jacques Schiffrin and his family had to flee and eventually found refuge in the United States. As the younger Schiffrin recalls in his autobiography, A Political Education: Coming of Age in Paris and New York (2007), he thus experienced life in two countries as a child of a European Jewish intellectual family.
Schiffrin opposed both the Soviet inva
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Dr. Seuss and Co. Go to War...

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Words & Money

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L'édition sans éditeurs

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Le contrôle de la parole

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The Business of Words

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Soğuk Savaş ve Üniversite

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“Les vraies universités ne sont pas celles que nous avons construites. C'est facile à dire une fois qu'on le sait. Les vraies universités subvertissent, elles corrompent, ce sont des institutions dangereuses et, qui plus est, elles peuvent être très coûteuses. Et pourtant, il y a un danger - et un coût - bien plus grand à créer une société dans laquelle personne ne sait ce que signifie être réellement libre.”
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