Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism)

Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism)

by Julia Kristeva
     
 

Kristeva's depiction of contrariety and anomaly at the heart of postmodernist theory is ingenious, provocative, and challenging. (Contemporary Literature)

Kristeva changes the place of things: she always destroys the latest preconception, the one we thought we could be comforted by, the one of which we could be proud; what she

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Kristeva's depiction of contrariety and anomaly at the heart of postmodernist theory is ingenious, provocative, and challenging. (Contemporary Literature)

Kristeva changes the place of things: she always destroys the latest preconception, the one we thought we could be comforted by, the one of which we could be proud; what she displaces in the illusion that it has all been said already, that is, she removes the pressure of the signified­­in a word, stupidity; what she subverts is authority­­that of monological science, of filiation. (Roland Barthes)

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Contemporary Literature
Kristeva's depiction of contrariety and anomaly at the heart of postmodernist theory is ingenious, provocative, and challenging.
Roland Barthes
Kristeva changes the place of things: she always destroys the latest preconception, the one we thought we could be comforted by, the one of which we could be proud; what she displaces is the illusion that it has all been said already, that is, she removes the pressure of the signified­­in a word, stupidity; what she subverts is authority­­that of monological science, of filiation.

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ISBN-13:
9780231048064
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1980
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Pages:
305

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