The Portable Kristeva / Edition 2

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As a linguist, Julia Kristeva has pioneered a revolutionary theory of the sign in its relation to social and political emancipation; as a practicing psychoanalyst, she has produced work on the nature of the human subject and sexuality, and on the "new maladies" of today's neurotic. The Portable Kristeva is the only fully comprehensive compilation of Kristeva's key writings. The second edition includes added material from Kristeva's most important works of the past five years, including The Sense and Non-Sense of Revolt, Intimate Revolt, and Hannah Arendt. Editor Kelly Oliver has also added new material to the introduction, summarizing Kristeva's latest intellectual endeavors and updating the bibliography.

Columbia University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Elaine Showalter
It has been apparent for some time that Julia Kristeva has inherited the intellectual throne left vacant by the death of Simone de Beauvoir.
Roland Barthes
[Kristeva's] work is entirely new, accurate, not through scientific puritanism but because it takes up all the space it deals with, fills it precisely, making it necessary for anyone who counts himself out to reveal himself as an opponent or a censor.
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Meet the Author

Kelly Oliver is professor of philosophy and women's studies at SUNY—Stony Brook. She is the author of Reading Kristeva and Womanizing Nietzsche among other books.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Kristeva's RevolutionsPart 1: Kristeva's Trajectory: In Her Own Words "My Memory's Hyperbole" (1984) from New York Literary ForumPart 2: The Subject in Signifying Practice Revolution in Poetic Language (1974)ProlegomenonThe Semiotic and the SymbolicNegativity: RejectionDesire in Language (1980)From One Identity to an Other (1975)Time and SenseIs Sensation a Form of a Language? (abridged)Freudian TimePart 3: Psychoanalysis of Love: A Counterdepressant Tales of Love (1987)Freud and Love: Treatment and Its Discontents (abridged)Throes of Love: The Field of the Metaphor (abridged)Extraterrestrials Suffering for Want of LoveBlack Sun (1989)Psychoanalysis-A CounterdepressantNew Maladies of the Soul (1993)The Clinic: The Soul and the Image (abridged)In Times Like These, Who Needs Psychoanalysis?Part 4: Individual and National Identity Powers of Horror (1980)Approaching Abjection (abridged)From Filth to Defilement (abridged)Strangers to Ourselves (1989)Toccata and Fugue for the ForeignerMight Not Universality Be... Our Own Foreignness? (abridged)In Practice...Part 5: Maternity, Feminism, and Female Sexuality Desire in Language (1980)The Maternal Body (1975), from "Motherhood According to Bellini"Tales of Love (1987)Stabat Mater (1976)Julia Kristeva in Conversation with Rosalind Coward (1984)New Maladies of the SoulWomen's Time (1977)Interview with Elaine Hoffman Baruch on Feminism in the United States and France (1980)Black Sun (1989)Illustrations of Feminine DepressionHannah Arendt (1999)Female Genius: General IntroductionPart 6: Revolt and Imagination The Sense and Non-sense of Revolt (1996)What Revolt Today?Intimate Revolt (1998)The Future of RevoltRevolt TodayElements for Research

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