Pouvoirs de L'horreur (English)

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Columbia University Press, 1982 - Literary Criticism - 219 pages
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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."
  

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Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Killian - Goodreads

This can be difficult to read for the common reader, but once you really get into Kristeva's writing, it's truly rewarding and insightful. Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Alex Birchall - Goodreads

Fantastic piece (which is at times profusely verbose). It explores the 'horrific' sites where the boundaries between subject and object, self and other; dissolve, disappear, or are/were never there ... Read full review

Contents

APPROACHING ABJECTION
1
SOMETHING TO BE SCARED OF
32
FROM FILTH TO DEFILEMENT
56
SEMIOTICS OF BIBLICAL ABOMINATION
90
QUI TOLLIS PECCATA MUNDI
113
CÉLINE NEITHER ACTOR NOR MARTYR
133
SUFFERING AND HORROR
140
THOSE FEMALES WHO CAN WRECK THE INFINITE
157
OURS TO JEW OR DIE
174
IN THE BEGINNING AND WITHOUT END
188
POWERS OF HORROR
207
NOTES
211

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Richard John Lynn has a Ph.D. in Chinese from Stanford University. Acclaimed as one of the outstanding translators of our time, he has taught at the University of California, Berkeley; Auckland University; and the University of British Columbia. He is currently professor of Chinese thought and literature at the University of Toronto. Lynn has also served as a Humanities Administrator in the Division of Research at the NEH, in charge of the Translators Grants Program.

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