Revolution in Poetic Language / Edition 1

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-A lucid and creative consideration of the status and stakes of contemporary cultural criticism, it is essential reading for students of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--and a monumental challenge to all of us. -Alice Jardine -Harvard University

The linking of psychosomatic to literary and literary to a larger political horizon raises the question of conservative premises of linguistic, psychoanalytic, philosophical, and literary theories and criticisms of such.

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Toril Moi

Students and scholars of psychoanalysis, semiotics, linguistics, and feminist theory alike will rejoice to see Julia Kristeva's "La Revolution du langue poetique" now finally appearing in English... A crucially important book.

— French Studies

Alice Jardine

A lucid and creative consideration of the status and stakes of contemporary cultural criticism, it is an essential reading for students of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - and a monumental challenge to all of us.

Alice Jardine, Harvard University

Toril Moi, French Studies
Students and scholars of psychoanalysis, semiotics, linguistics, and feminist theory alike will rejoice to see Julia Kristeva's "La Revolution du langue poetique" now finally appearing in English... A crucially important book.
Alice Jardine
A lucid and creative consideration of the status and stakes of contemporary cultural criticism, it is an essential reading for students of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - and a monumental challenge to all of us.
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Julia Kristeva is an internationally known psychoanalyst and critic, is Professor of Linguistics at the University de Paris VII and chief proponent of semanalyse, a term she coined to name the discipline that blends semiotics with pyschoanalysis.Noted by the San Fransisco Chronicle-Examiner as a woman whose writings demonstrate "her amazing command of history, politics, literature, linguistics, and psychoogy," Kristeva recently 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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