- 5 years ago
French philosopher Michel Butor parts with his knowledge and studies.
Born in 1926, Michel Butor studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and has taught in Egypt, Manchester, Salonika, the United States, and Geneva. He has won many literary awards for his work, including the Prix Apollo, the Prix Fénéon; and the Prix Renaudot. Journalists and critics have associated his novels with the nouveau roman, but Butor himself has long resisted that association. His best-known novel, 'La Modification' is written entirely in the second person. In his 1967 'La critique et l'invention', he famously said that even the most literal quotation is already a kind of parody because of its "trans-contextualization."