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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 - Goodreads

If you're able to get past all the Lacanian psychoanalytic gobbledygook and what seems to me to be a very casual understanding of the cultures of several indigenous people groups (I don't have any ... Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - Islai - Goodreads

3.5/5 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  - 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

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

gotta love the progression of abomination to sin to fascist celine. 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  - Andrew - Goodreads

Kristeva starts strong, with a fascinating idea-- the abject-- and then seems to signpost the way to some very interesting research, contrasting it with the sublime and relating it to the close ... 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


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