Pouvoirs de L'horreur (English)

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Columbia University Press, 1982 - Literary Criticism - 219 pages
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
iii
SOMETHING TO BE SCARED OF
22
FROM FILTH TO DEFILEMENT
46
SEMIOTICS OF BIBLICAL ABOMINATION
80
QUI TOLLIS PECCATA MUNDI
103
CÉLINE NEITHER ACTOR NOR MARTYR
123
SUFFERING AND HORROR
130
THOSE FEMALES WHO CAN WRECK THE INFINITE
147
OURS TO JEW OR DIE
164
IN THE BEGINNING AND WITHOUT END
178
POWERS OF HORROR
197
NOTES
201
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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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