Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art / Edition 1

Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art / Edition 1

by Julia Kristeva
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231048076

ISBN-13: 9780231048071

Pub. Date: 04/15/1982

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Desire in Language traces the path of an investigation, extending over a period of ten years, into the semiotics of literature and the arts. But the essays of Julia Kristeva in this volume, though they often deal with literature and art, do not amount to either "literary criticism" or "art criticism." Their concern, writes Kristeva, "remains intratheoretical

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Desire in Language traces the path of an investigation, extending over a period of ten years, into the semiotics of literature and the arts. But the essays of Julia Kristeva in this volume, though they often deal with literature and art, do not amount to either "literary criticism" or "art criticism." Their concern, writes Kristeva, "remains intratheoretical: they are based on art and literature in order to subvert the very theoretical, philosophical, or semiological apparatus."

Probing beyond the discoveries of Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Roman Jakobson and others, Julia Kristeva proposes and tests theories centered on the nature and development of the novel, and on what she has defined as a signifying practice in poetic language and pictural works. Desire in Language fully shows what Roman Jakobson has called Kristeva's "genuine gift of questioning generally adopted 'axioms,' and her contrary gift of releasing various 'damned questions' from their traditional question marks."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231048071
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/15/1982
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
305
Sales rank:
971,590
Product dimensions:
5.85(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction by Leon S. Roudiez1. The Ethics of Linguistics2. The Bounded Text3. Word, Dialogue, and Novel4. How Does One Speak to Literature? 5. From One Identity to an Other6. The Father, Love, and Banishment7. The Novel as Polylogue8. Giotto's Joy9. Motherhood According to Giovanni Bellini10. Place NamesIndex

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