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Kristeva, Julia 1941-

Works: 879 works in 2,509 publications in 9 languages and 56,175 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Director, Interviewee, Other, Interviewer, Dedicatee, Collaborator, Originator
Classifications: P99, 808.00141
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Desire in language : a semiotic approach to literature and art by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
33 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hannah Arendt life is a narrative by Julia Kristeva ( )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this volume, based on the series of Alexander Lectures she delivered at the University of Toronoto, Julia Kristeva explores the philosophical aspects of Hannah Arendt's work: her understanding of such concepts as language, self, body, political space, and life. Kristeva's aim is to clarify contradictions in Arendt's thought as well as correct misapprehensions about her political and philosophical views."--Jacket
The Kristeva reader by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
35 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on semiotics, psychoanalysis and political theory
Powers of horror : an essay on abjection by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Kristeva is one of the leading voices in contemporary French criticism, on a par with such names as Genette, Foucault, Greimas and others... [ Powers of Horror is] an excellent introduction to an aspect of contemporary French literature which has been allowed to become somewhat neglected in the current emphasis on para-philosophical modes of discourse. The sections on Céline, for example, are indispensable reading for those interested in this writer and place him within a context that is both illuminating and of general interest"--Paul de Man, p. [4] of cover
The feminine and the sacred by Catherine Clément ( Book )
39 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In November 1996, Catherine Clement and Julia Kristeva began a correspondence exploring the subject of the sacred. In this collection of those letters Catherine Clement, writing from Dakar, Senegal, approaches the topic from an anthropologist's point of view and Julia Kristeva responds from a psychoanalytic perspective. Their correspondence leads them to a controversial and fundamental question: Is there anything sacred that can at the same time be considered strictly feminine? The two voices of the book work in tandem, fleshing out ideas, blending together into a melody of experience. Two women, writing to each other about two themes, have produced a dialogue that delves into the mysteries of a woman's experience of belief, the relationship between faith and sexuality, the body and the senses - an experience, they argue, women feel with special intensity. Although their discourse is not necessarily about theology, Clement and Kristeva consider the role of women and femininity in the religions of the world, from Christianity and Judaism to Confucianism and African animism. The authors are the first to admit that what they have undertaken is "as impossible to accomplish as it is fascinating." Nevertheless, their lively, free-minded exchange succeeds in raising questions that are perhaps more important to ask than to answer."--BOOK JACKET
Hatred and forgiveness by Julia Kristeva ( )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. --Book Jacket
Language--the unknown : an initiation into linguistics by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book is an introduction to linguistics which presents the reader with an incredible amount of information, ranging from Egyptian hieroglyphs to the communication of dolphins, from the anatomy of the vocal apparatus to the basic mechanisms of the unconscious in dreamwork. The bulk of the book is devoted to a review of the different systems used by various societies to think about their languages (primitive societies, the Egyptians, the Sumerians and the Akkadians, China, India, the Pheonicians, the Hebrews) and then continues with a description of linguistic theories in the West through the ages (Greece, Rome, Arab Grammar, Medieval theories, Renaissance theories, the seventeenth century and the grammar of Port Royal, the eighteenth century and the Encyclopédie, the nineteenth century, structural linguistics in the twentieth century). Throughout this survey Kristeva's main purpose is to show the different ways in which different societies, or different ages, thought of the relation between the concept, the sound, and the thing (Saussure's signified, signifier, and referent). -- from (Feb. 5, 2014)
Revolution in poetic language by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strangers to ourselves by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The portable Kristeva by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays not only reflect Kristeva's most salient contributions to philosophy, literary and cultural theory, linguistics, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist theory but also testify to her erudition and prominence in those fields. Enriched by a lucid introduction that provides an overview of Kristeva's contributions to the intellectual life of our time, The Portable Kristeva will serve as an essential tool for those familiar with her oeuvre, and will provide a succinct and complete introduction for those new to her writings
Tales of love by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Assuming the voices of psychoanalyst, scholar, and postmodern polemicist, Kristeva discusses both the conflicts and commonalities among the Greek, Christian, Roman, and contemporary discourses on love, desire, and self
Black sun : depression and melancholia by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study addresses melancholia, examining the phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy and the history of religion and culture, as well as psychoanalysis. It describes the depressive as one who perceives the sense of self as a crucial pursuit which is almost unobtainable
About Chinese women by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La révolution du langage poétique; l'avant-garde à la fin du XIXe siècle, Lautréamont et Mallarmé by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
29 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in French and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julia Kristeva est un phénomène: sa capacité de s'informer à des sources multiples (linguistique, sémiotique, littérature, philosophie, etc.) et de dominer son information, de l'intégrer dans une trame discursive (en vue d'une thèse) est admirable. Tout comme sa conviction profonde d'une compatibilité des "avant-gardes", ainsi que le note Pierre Pachet. L'objet du livre est le langage poétique comme "lieu où l'ordre symbolique est perturbé par la jouissance, où le code est travaillé de ruptures, de négativité". Mallarmé et Lautréamont sont presque des "faire-valoir": Julia Kristeva s'intéresse à leurs oeuvres dans la mesure où celles-ci manifestent, dès la fin du siècle dernier, "l'émergence du domaine sémiotique dans la poésie". Riche et discutable. Accès difficile
Nations without nationalism by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Underlying Julia Kristeva's latest work is the idea that otherness - whether it be ethnic, religious, social, or political - needs to be understood and accepted in order to guarantee social harmony. Nations Without Nationalism is an impassioned plea for tolerance and for commonality, aimed at a world brimming over with racism and xenophobia. Responding to the rise of neo-Nazi groups in Germany and Eastern Europe and the continued popularity of the National Front in France, Kristeva turns to the origins of the nation-state to illustrate the problematic nature of nationalism and its complex configurations in subsequent centuries. For Kristeva, the key to commonality can be found in Montesquieu's esprit general - his notion of the social body as a guaranteed hierarchy of private rights
Sēmeiōtikē. Recherches pour une sémanalyse by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
44 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays in semiotics. Essais de sémiotique by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
28 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays in Semiotics /Essais de sémiotique Approaches to Semiotics [AS]
Hannah Arendt / by Julia Kristeva ; translated by Ross Guberman by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 years after her death, we are still coming to terms with the controversial figure of Hannah Arendt. Interlacing the life and work of this 20th century philosopher, Julia Kristeva provides a biography replete with psychoanalytic insight
This incredible need to believe by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity prepared the world for humanism." So writes Julia Kristeva in this provocative work, which skillfully upends our deeply entrenched ideas about religion, belief, and the thought and work of a renowned psychoanalyst and critic. Through a clever patchwork of dialogue, lectures, and excerpts of essays, Kristeva analyzes the inexorable push toward faith that, for Kristeva, lies at the heart of the psyche and the history of society. Examining the lives, theories, and convictions of Saint Teresa of Avila, Sigmund Freud, Donald Winnicott, Hannah Arendt, and other prominent individuals, Kristeva investigates the human desire for God and the shadowy zone in which belief resides. She suggests that human beings are formed by their need to believe, beginning with our first attempts at speech and following through to our adolescent search for identity and meaning. Kristeva then applies her insight to contemporary religious clashes and the plight of immigrant populations, especially those of Islamic origin. Even if we no longer have faith in God, Kristeva argues, we must believe in human destiny and creative possibility. Reclaiming Christianity's openness to self-questioning and the quest for knowledge, Kristeva urges a "new kind of politics," one that will restore the integrity of the human community."--Jacket
Time & sense : Proust and the experience of literature by Julia Kristeva ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.54 (from 0.08 for Sacrificed ... to 0.81 for Habermas, ...)
Alternative Names
Joyaux, Julia
Joyaux, Julia, 1941-
Joyaux, Julia 1941- Frueherer Name
Kristeba, Tzoulia, 1941-
Kristeva, Julia
Krŭsteva, I︠U︡lii︠a︡, 1941-
Kurisuteva, Juria, 1941-
Кристева, Юлия, 1941-
קריסטבה, ג׳וליה, 1941-
קריסטבה, יוליה, 1941-
クリステヴァ, ジュリア
クリステヴァ ジュリア, 1941-