Birthplace at Tournus
April 1, 1874|
Tournus, Saône-et-Loire, France
|Died||April 16, 1936
Albert Thibaudet (1 April 1874, Tournus, Saône-et-Loire – 16 April 1936, Geneva) was a French essayist and literary critic. A former student of Henri Bergson, he was a professor of Jean Rousset. He taught at the University of Geneva, and was the co-founder of the Geneva School of literary criticism. He was succeeded in his post by Marcel Raymond.
Thibaudet's reputation increased through 1920s and 1930s, in part for his regular articles in the Nouvelle Revue Française which he wrote from 1912 until his death, as well as for his numerous books.
In 2008, the Thucydides Centre (a research institute of the Paris Panthéon-Assas University) inaugurated the "Albert Thibaudet Prize", awarded to a French-language writer on international relations.
- La Campagne avec Thucydide, 1922 (on Thucydides)
- Gustave Flaubert, 1922, republished, 1936
- Le Bergsonisme, 1923 (on Henri Bergson)
- Physiologie de la critique, 1930
- Les idées politiques en France, 1931
- Wellek, René (1992). A History of Modern Criticism: French, Italian and Spanish criticism, 1900-1950. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300054514.
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