Alan Sheridan

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Alan Sheridan (born 1934) is an English writer and translator.


Born Alan Mark Sheridan-Smith, Sheridan read English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge before spending 5 years in Paris as English assistant at Lycée Henri IV and Lycée Condorcet.[1] Returning to London, he briefly worked in publishing before becoming a freelance translator. He has translated works of fiction, history, philosophy, literary criticism, biography and psychoanalysis by Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Robert Pinget and many others. He was the first to publish a book in English on Foucault's work and has also written a biography of André Gide.



(incomplete list)


  • Vacation, 1972
  • Time and Place, 2003


  • Michel Foucault: The Will to Truth (1980)
  • André Gide: A Life in the Present (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999)


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