The Kristeva Reader

The Kristeva Reader

by Julia Kristeva, Toril Moi


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Julia Kristeva is one of Europe's most brilliant and original theorists, widely acclaimed for her work in such diverse areas as linguistics, psychoanalysis, and literary and political theory. As a linguist, she 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 of particular interest of feminists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231063241
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/19/1986
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Julia Kristeva, internationally known psychoanalyst and critic, is Professor of Linguistics at the University de Paris VII. She has 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Linguistics, Semiotics, Textuality
1. The System and the Speaking Subject
2. Word, Dialogue and Novel
3. From Symbol to Sign
4. Semiotics: A Critical Science and/or a Critique of Science
5. Revolution in Poetic Language
Part 2: Women, Psychoanalysis, Politics
6. About Chinese Women
7. Stabat Mater
8. Women's Time
9. The True-Real
10. Freud and Love: Treatment and Its Discontents
11. Why the United States?
12. A New Type of Intellectual: The Dissident
13. Psychoanalysis and the Polis

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