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Pouvoirs De L Horreur English

Author : Julia Kristeva
ISBN : 0231053479
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Powers of Horror is an excellent introduction to an aspect of contemporary French literature which has been allowed to become somewhat neglected in the current emphasis on para-philosophical modes of discourse."

Tales Of Love

Author : Julia Kristeva
ISBN : 0231060254
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the Publisher: Assuming the voices of psychoanalyst, scholar, and postmodern polemicist, Kristeva discusses both the conflicts and commonalities among the Greek, Christian, Roman, and contemporary discourses on love, desire, and self.

Revolution In Poetic Language

Author : Julia Kristeva
ISBN : 0231056435
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The linking of psychosomatic to literary and literary to a larger political horizon raises the question of conservative premises to linguistic, pyschoanalystic, philisophical, and literary theories and criticisms of such.

Abject Visions

Author : Rina Arya
ISBN : 9781784997724
Genre : Art
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This path-breaking volume brings together major international scholars to reflect on the vital importance and relevance of the concept of abjection for the interpretation of modern and contemporary culture. This genuinely interdisciplinary collection draws on the work of Georges Bataille, Judith Butler, Julia Kristeva and other key critical thinkers to produce innovative fresh readings of works of art, film, theatre and literature. The clear and accessible essays that make up this volume extend the existing literature on abjection in exciting new ways to demonstrate the enduring richness and applicability of the concept of abjection in cultural thinking and in contemporary art practice. The collection includes contributions that look beyond an Anglophone context, considering works by Chilean-Australian and Indigenous Canadian artists.

Strangers To Ourselves

Author : Julia Kristeva
ISBN : 0231071566
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in literature from the Middle Ages to the present day

Desire In Language

Author : Julia Kristeva
ISBN : 0231048076
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Traces the origin and development of the novel and analyzes how meaning is conveyed in fiction and art

Black Sun

Author : Julia Kristeva
ISBN : 0231067070
Genre : Psychology
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Looks at the psychological nature of depression and discusses its portrayal in literature and art

The Severed Head

Author : Julia Kristeva
ISBN : 9780231157209
Genre : Philosophy
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Julia Kristeva turns her famed critical eye to a study of the human head as symbol and metaphor, as religious object and physical fact, further developing a critical theme in her work--the power of horror--and expanding the potential for the face to provide an experience of the sacred. Kristeva's study stretches far back in time to 6,000 B.C.E. with humans' early decoration and worship of skulls, and follows with an examination of the Medusa myth; the mandylion of Laon (a holy relic in which the face of a saint appears on a piece of cloth); the biblical stories of John the Baptist and Salome; tales of the guillotine; modern murder mysteries; and the rhetoric surrounding the fight for and against capital punishment. Drawing numerous connections between these "capital visions" and their experience, Kristeva affirms the possibility of the sacred, even in an era of "faceless" interaction.

This Incredible Need To Believe

Author : Julia Kristeva
ISBN : 9780231519953
Genre : Religion
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"Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity prepared the world for humanism." So writes Julia Kristeva in this provocative work, which skillfully upends our entrenched ideas about religion, belief, and the thought and work of a renowned psychoanalyst and critic. With dialogue and essay, Kristeva analyzes our "incredible need to believe"& mdash;the inexorable push toward faith that, for Kristeva, lies at the heart of the psyche and the history of society. Examining the lives, theories, and convictions of Saint Teresa of Avila, Sigmund Freud, Donald Winnicott, Hannah Arendt, and other individuals, she investigates the intersection between the desire for God and the shadowy zone in which belief resides. Kristeva suggests that human beings are formed by their need to believe, beginning with our first attempts at speech and following through to our adolescent search for identity and meaning. Kristeva then applies her insight to contemporary religious clashes and the plight of immigrant populations, especially those of Islamic origin. Even if we no longer have faith in God, Kristeva argues, we must believe in human destiny and creative possibility. Reclaiming Christianity's openness to self-questioning and the search for knowledge, Kristeva urges a "new kind of politics," one that restores the integrity of the human community.

The Kristeva Reader

Author : Julia Kristeva
ISBN : 0231063253
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An easily accessible introduction to Kristeva's work in English. The essays have been selected as representative of the three main areas of Kristeva's writing--semiotics, psychoanalysis, and political theory--and are each prefaced by a clear, instructive introduction. For beginners or those familiar with Kristeva's work this is a good complement to The Portable Kristeva with a convenient selection of articles from Kristeva's earlier work some of which are otherwise hard to come by.

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