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Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

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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

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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

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gotta love the progression of abomination to sin to fascist celine. Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

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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

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I liked chapter 7 the best --- louis ferdinand celine caught my interest... It was a good discussion, but it was tricky to read, and i found myself skipping portions of the writing. Still, it is worth a go if you are interested in philosophy and concerns related to abjection. Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

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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

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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

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A challenging book that compasses the detailed analysis of abjection within the context of psychoanalysis literature, religious cultures and contemporary art. Kristeva extends her distinction of ... Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

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Abjection: an incredibly complex, compelling, difficult and compelling idea. Kristeva's text is equal ponderously dense and incredibly beautiful and yields overwhelmingly insightful details at every (re)reading. Read full review

Review: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

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Hmmm. I feel like a lot has been made out of Kristeva's account of the abject but it only took up like twenty pages or so that interested me. I don't know. It seemed like McClintock's summary of it or cultural studies' application of it is more interesting than the original theory it seeems. Read full review


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