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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.