The Kristeva Reader

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Columbia University Press, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 327 pages
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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.

-- Elaine Showalter
  

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User Review  - Adrian Colesberry - Goodreads

I enjoy difficult reading projects and this one got the best of me. In the main, I found it inscrutable, like reading an inside argument about an inside argument. Read full review

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Quite enlightening all around Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Linguistics Semiotics Textuality
23
The System and the Speaking Subject
24
Word Dialogue and Novel
34
From Symbol to Sign
62
Semiotics A Critical Science andor a Critique of Science
74
Revolution in Poetic Language
89
Women Psychoanalysis Politics
137
Stabat Mater
160
Womens Time
187
The TrueReal
214
Freud and Love Treatment and Its Discontents
238
Why the United States?
272
A New Type of Intellectual The Dissident
292
Psychoanalysis and the Polis
301
Index
321

About Chinese Women
138

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Julia Kristeva, internationally known psychoanalyst and critic, is Professor of Linguistics at the University de Paris VII. She has hosted a French television series and is the author of many critically acclaimed books published by Columbia University Press in translation, including Time and Sense: Proust and the Experience of Literature and the novel, Possessions.

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