Bakhtin Mikhail Mikhailovich

Bakh·tin

 (bäk-tēn′, bäKH-), Mikhail Mikhailovich 1895-1975.
Russian linguist and literary critic, whose writings, including Problems of Dostoyevsky's Works (1929) and The Dialogic Imagination (1975), were very influential in 20th-century structuralism, poststructuralism, social theory, and the theory of the novel.