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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If I could recommend one book on literary theory to people who aren't otherwise interested in the field, it would probably be this one. Moving, thoughtful and well-written; it can change the way you experience reading. 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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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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