Public Figure Profiles

Phillippe Sollers

Philippe Sollers is a French writer and critic. In 1960 he founded the avant garde literary journal Tel Quel (along with writer and art critic Marcelin Pleynet), which was published by Le Seuil and ran until 1982. Sollers then created the journal L'Infini, published first by Denoel, then by Gallimard with Sollers remaining as sole editor.

Sollers was at the heart of the period of intellectual fervour in the Paris of the 1960s and 1970s. He contributed to the publication of critics and thinkers such Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, Louis Althusser, and Roland Barthes. Some of them were later described in his novel Femmes (1983), alongside other figures of French intellectualism active before and after May 1968.

His writings and approach to language were examined and praised by French critic Roland Barthes in his book Writer Sollers.In 1990, following a televised disagreement between Canadian novelist Denise Bombardier and the French writer Gabriel Matzneff over Matzneff's "recently published memoir, about his sexual conquests of very young women", a few days later, on the TV channel France 3, Sollers referred to Bombardier as "a bitch".Sollers married Julia Kristeva in 1967.

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Some of their strengths

Phillippe Sollers has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Energetic, Altruistic, Practical, Generous, Honest, and Passionate.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Phillippe Sollers is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is ambitious and motivated.

Strong and Resilient

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Phillippe Sollers well know them as someone who can be strong, expansive, and stable like a big tree.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Phillippe Sollers as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Realistic and Skillful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Phillippe Sollers is someone who is able to separate emotions from reality, see the world in terms of right or wrong, and who is very good at getting things done.

They are also someone who is active, giving, optimistic, and cheerful, and who possesses a charisma that attracts friends and admirers.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Phillippe Sollers tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Phillippe Sollers's challenges

While Phillippe Sollers has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Phillippe Sollers can be Impulsive, Careless, Hypocritical, Self-centered, Indecisive, Unrealistic, and Anxious.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Phillippe Sollers's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Phillippe Sollers must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Anxious and Inflexible

Phillippe Sollers is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Phillippe Sollers also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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