Sylvère Lotringer

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Sylvère Lotringer, ca. 1990
Peter Orlovsky, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Victor Bockris, John Giorno, Sylvère Lotringer, and James Grauerholz at Burroughs’s Bunker, New York, 1980. Photo: Marcia Resnick
Sylvère Lotringer in New York, 1992. Photo: Bob Berg.

Sylvère Lotringer (15 October 1938, Paris, France - 8 November 2021, Ensenada, Baja California) was a French born literary critic and cultural theorist initially based in New York City who lived in Los Angeles and Baja California, Mexico. He is best known for synthesizing French theory with American literary, cultural and architectural avant-garde movements as founder of the journal Semiotext(e).