29/10/14

Bulgarian historian Tzvetan Todorov closes the series of Conversations at La Pedrera 2014

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The series of conferences started at the end of September with Cees Nooteboom, considered the most important Dutch writer in contemporary literature, and it also brought to Barcelona the French sociologist Gilles Lipovetsky and the Hungarian philosopher Ágnes Heller. All of them have been invited to think aloud about the current social and political scenarios, and to explain the way they see the future from their own professional sphere.

The last conversation will count with Tzvetan Todorov and this won’t be the first time in Barcelona for him. The Bulgarian thinker, winner of a Prince of Asturias Award in 2008, became popular in the 60’s as a linguist and literary theorist. Since the 80’s, his essays deal with historical memory, alterity and the concepts of “same” and “other”.

His last book published in Spain is ‘The Inner Enemies of Democracy’ (2014). In this work, he announces the menaces towards western democracies, like islamic terrorism, religious extremism, dictatorial regimes, ultra-liberalism or populism and xenophobia.

This last day of Conversations at La Pedrera, organized by La Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, will take place on Monday 10 November at 7.30pm, and costs €3.