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Max Véga-Ritter is Professor Emeritus in Anglophone Literature at Blaise Pascal University in France and a specialist on Charles Dickens.
Born in Constantine, Algeria, he took the baccalaureate in 1951. Afterwards, he did hypokhâgne, the elite preparatory class of literary studies, at the Lycée Bugeaud-Emir Abdelkader, the same school that was also once home to Albert Camus, Jacques Derrida, and Assia Djebar.
In Banipal 56 – Generation '56 he wrote the literary portrait of the featured Algerian author Amin Zaoui.