Bìrger, Peter

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BÜRGER, Peter. German, b. 1936. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Lyon, Lyon, France, lecturer in German language and literature, 1961-63; University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, assistant in French literature, 1964-70; University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany, assistant professor, 1970-71; University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, professor of French and comparative literature, 1971-. Publications: Der französische Surrealismus, 1971, 2nd ed., 1995; Theorie der Avantgarde, 1974, 9th ed, 1993, trans. as Theory of the Avant-Garde, 1984; The Decline of Modernism, 1992; (with C. Bürger) The Institutions of Art, 1992. IN GERMAN: Zur Kritik der idealistischen Aesthetik, 1983; (with C. Bürger) Postmoderne: Alltag, Allegorie, und Avantgarde, 1987; (with C. Bürger) Prosa der Moderne, 1988, 2nd ed, 1992; Das Denken des Herrn: Bataille zwischen Hegel und dem Surrealismus (title means: The Thinking of the Master), 1992; Die Traenen des Odysseus (title means: The Tears of Ulysses), 1993. Address: Fachbereich 10, University of Bremen, Postbox 333440, D-28334 Bremen, Germany.