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Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy

the philosopher, writer and journalist, has studied at Paris’ École Normale Supérieure under Jacques Derrida and Louis Althusser. He started his academic career in 1971, first in Strasbourg, then at the École Normale Supérieure. From 1971 to 1973 he was an advisor to the French President François Mitterrand. He has contributed to Le Nouvel Observateur and Les Temps Modernes, and in 1990 he founded the journal La règle du jeu. Between the late Seventies and the Eighties, in his writings he defended the intellectual’s role in analyzing contremporary history and politics. His books include among others: Elogio degli intellettuali (1987), Questioni di principio (1987) published in Italian by Spirali; Il diavolo in testa (Mondadori, 1990); Il secolo di Sartre (il Saggiatore, 2004); Chi ha ucciso Daniel Pearl? (2003) and American Vertigo (2007) published by Rizzoli; Nemici Pubblici (with M. Houellebecq, Bompiani, 2009); Les aventures de la vérité. Peinture et philosophie: un récit (Maeght/Grasset, 2013).


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