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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  - Basila - Goodreads

Apprehensive, desire turns aside; sickened, it rejects. Is it aphorism or poetry or philosophy ? or is it magnificence of a mind that can weave a pattern of logic so unique and complex. How can I be ... Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Whitney - Goodreads

First read in 2008: "Beautifully written and completely impossible to understand at times. I still don't get why sperm isn't abject...I don't know. If you like reading about poop, this is the book for ... Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - David Peak - Goodreads

Will most likely revisit this after reading--and gaining a better understanding of--Freud and Celine. That being said, the sections devoted to Oedipus the King and the final chapter, "Powers of Horror ... Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Arnie - Goodreads

After reading some of the reviews here I was a little worried that I was not going to like this "essay". Kristeva is one of my favorite scholars so I took the plunge and bought it. I must say that I ... Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Neekta - Goodreads

In the confusion I felt while falling through this essay, I have to say that when clarity came to me it was like the most gorgeous punch in the face. Kristeva, let's be friends. Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Steve Owen - Goodreads

An interesting spin on the uncanny's darker cousin, abjection. Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Julia Kristeva shares with Marguerite Duras the role of my favorite female author. I can't really even begin to share the impact that her writing has had on me and on my creative work as a visual artist. Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Leonard - Goodreads

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

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Leonard Pierce - Goodreads

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


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