Hatred and Forgiveness

Hatred and Forgiveness

by Julia Kristeva
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231143249

ISBN-13: 9780231143240

Pub. Date: 12/23/2010

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Julia Kristeva refracts the impulse to hate (and our attempts to subvert, sublimate, and otherwise process it) through psychoanalysis and text, exploring worlds, women, religion, portraits, and the act of writing. Her inquiry spans themes, topics, and figures central to her writing, and her paths of discovery advance the theoretical innovations that are so

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Julia Kristeva refracts the impulse to hate (and our attempts to subvert, sublimate, and otherwise process it) through psychoanalysis and text, exploring worlds, women, religion, portraits, and the act of writing. Her inquiry spans themes, topics, and figures central to her writing, and her paths of discovery advance the theoretical innovations that are so characteristic of her thought.

Kristeva rearticulates and extends her analysis of language, abjection, idealization, female sexuality, love, and forgiveness. She examines the "maladies of the soul," utilizing examples from her practice and the ailments of her patients, such as fatigue, irritability, and general malaise. She sources the Bible and texts by Marguerite Durgaas, St. Teresa of Avila, Roland Barthes, Simone de Beauvoir, and Georgia O'Keefe. Balancing political calamity and individual pathology, she addresses internal and external catastrophes and global and personal injuries, confronting the nature of depression, obliviousness, fear, and the agony of being and nothingness.

Throughout Kristeva develops the notion that psychoanalysis is the key to serenity, with its processes of turning back, looking back, investigating the self, and refashioning psychical damage into something useful and beautiful. Constant questioning, Kristeva contends, is essential to achieving the coming to terms we all seek at the core of forgiveness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231143240
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/23/2010
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Pierre-Louis Fort I. Worlds 1. Thinking About Liberty in Dark Times2. Secularism: "Values" at the Limits of Life3. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and... Vulnerability II. Women 4. On Parity, Again; or, Women and the Sacred5. From Madonnas to Nudes: A Representation of Female Beauty6. The Passion According to Motherhood7. The War of the Sexes Since Antiquity8. Beauvoir, Presently9. Fatigue in the Feminine III. Psychoanalyzing 10. The Sobbing Girl; or, On Hysterical Time11. Healing, a Psychical Rebirth12. From Object Love to Objectless Love13. Desire for Law14. Language, Sublimation, Women15. Hatred and Forgiveness; or, From Abjection to Paranoia16. Three Essays; or, the Victory of Polymorphous Perversion IV. Religion 17. Atheism18. The Triple Uprooting of Israel19. What Is Left of Our Loves? V. Portraits 20. The Inevitable Form21. A Stranger22. Writing as Strangeness and Jouissance VI. Writing 23. The "True-Lie," Our Unassailable Contemporary24. Murder in Byzantium; or, Why I "ship myself on a voyage" in a NovelNotesNotes on the Origins of the TextsBibliographyIndex

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