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Kristeva, Julia 1941-

Works: 827 works in 2,782 publications in 18 languages and 60,219 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  History  Detective and mystery stories  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Director, Interviewee, Other, zxx, Thesis advisor, Interviewer, Dedicatee, Contributor, Collaborator, Originator, Honoree
Classifications: PN56.P92, 808.00141
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Powers of horror : an essay on abjection by Julia Kristeva( Book )

73 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,507 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
Strangers to ourselves by Julia Kristeva( Book )

86 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livre remarquable destiné à trois catégories de lecteurs: ceux qui en ont assez des étrangers; ceux qui sont eux-mêmes des étrangers; ceux qui se sentent étrangers dans leur propre pays
Tales of love by Julia Kristeva( Book )

84 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,303 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
Language--the unknown : an initiation into linguistics by Julia Kristeva( Book )

66 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,261 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 Phoenicians, 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)
Desire in language : a semiotic approach to literature and art by Julia Kristeva( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kristeva reader by Julia Kristeva( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on semiotics, psychoanalysis and political theory
About Chinese women by Julia Kristeva( Book )

52 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avec la minutie de l'enquête sociologique et l'appareil critique de la philosophie, J. Kristeva étudie dans cet ouvrage paru pour la première fois en 1974 la spécificité chinoise au cours des siècles, qui se concentre en un point : la différence, voire la séparation radicale, qui existe en Occident entre hommes et femmes n'y a pas cours
Time & sense : Proust and the experience of literature by Julia Kristeva( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt by Julia Kristeva( Book )

66 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 984 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
New maladies of the soul by Julia Kristeva( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These days, who still has a soul?" asks Julia Kristeva in her latest psychoanalytic exploration, New Maladies of the Soul. Drawing on her fifteen years of experience as a practicing psychoanalyst, Kristeva reveals to readers a new kind of patient, symptomatic of an age of political upheaval, mass mediated culture, and the dramatic overhaul of familial and sexual mores. New Maladies of the Soul poses a troubling question about the human subject in the West today: Is the psychic space that we have traditionally known disappearing? Kristeva finds that the psychoanalytic models of Freud and Lacan need to be reread in light of this new patient, a product of the contemporary moral crisis of values resulting from a loss of ideology and a deterioration of belief. By revisiting Freud and Lacan, Kristeva offers the hope of a new psychoanalysis. Each patient, she contends, suffers from a unique malady which must be targeted
The samurai : a novel by Julia Kristeva( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where revolutionary idealism collides with cold pragmatism - to New York and back to Paris. Over a twenty-five year period, the characters experience countless battles involving love, depression, maternity, and disease, while the various themes of the text - language, prison, madness, emotional ruptures - are brought to fruition with astounding insight. Kristeva's contributions to psychoanalysis, semiotics, and literary theory have earned her widespread international
Revolution in poetic language by Julia Kristeva( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nations without nationalism by Julia Kristeva( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 736 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
Black sun : depression and melancholia by Julia Kristeva( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 718 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
Sēmeiōtikē. Recherches pour une sémanalyse by Julia Kristeva( Book )

65 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in Byzantium by Julia Kristeva( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this absorbing, suspenseful novel Julia Kristeva combines social satire, medieval history, philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiography within a gruesome murder mystery. Murder in Byzantium deftly moves from eleventh-century Europe, wracked by the turbulence of the First Crusade, to the sun-dappled, cultural wasteland of present-day Santa Varvara, threatened by religious cults, gangs, and a serial killer on the loose. This killer is murdering members of a dubious religious sect, the New Pantheon, and leaving a mysterious figure eight drawn on their corpses. Meanwhile, Sebastian Chrest-Jones, a noted professor of human migrations, clandestinely writing a novel about the Byzantine princess-historian Anna Comnena, disappears on a quest to learn more about an ancestor who roamed across Europe to Byzantium during the First Crusade. Kristeva's recurring characters, detective Northrop Rilsky and the French journalist Stephanie Delacour, step in and desperately try to piece together the two-part mystery in the midst of their unexpected love affair. In the tradition of Umberto Eco, Susan Sontag, and Ian McEwan, Kristeva skillfully weaves philosophical and critical ideas into her fiction. Peering into the mores, obsessions, and excesses of contemporary society, Kristeva offers an engrossing portrait of Santa Varvara, a paradoxical place of sunshine and pollution where skeletons lurk in the closets of politicians and oil company executives. Her descriptions of the First Crusade and the Byzantine Empire vividly evoke a distant past while speaking to such contemporary concerns as immigration, fundamentalism, terrorism, and the East-West divide. Murder in Byzantiumis also the only work in which Kristeva explores her Bulgarian roots. In the midst of this rich, multilayered historical novel, Kristeva also presents three stunning, closely observed, and interlocking portraits of characters struggling with loss and emptiness in their personal histories and day-to-day lives
Essays in semiotics. Essais de sémiotique by Julia Kristeva( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Semiotics /Essais de sémiotique Approaches to Semiotics [AS]
Hatred and forgiveness by Julia Kristeva( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and English and held by 445 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
Hannah Arendt : life is a narrative by Julia Kristeva( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 415 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 severed head : capital visions by Julia Kristeva( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, The Severed Head unpacks artistic representations of severed heads from the Paleolithic period to the present. Surveying paintings, sculptures, and drawings, Julia Kristeva turns her famed critical eye to a study of the head as symbol and metaphor, as religious object and physical fact, further developing a critical theme in her work - the power of horro - and the potential for the face to provide an experience of the sacred
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Desire in language : a semiotic approach to literature and art
Alternative Names
Joyaux, Julia

Joyaux Julia 1941-....

Julia Kristeva bulgarisch-franzsische Philosophin, Psychoanalytikerin und Autorin

Julia Kristeva Feminist, philosopher

Julia Kristeva francuska językoznawczyni

Julia Kristeva Frans filosoof

Julia Kristeva linguista, psicanalista e filosofa francese

Julia Kristevov

Julija Kristeva

Kristeba, Tzoulia, 1941-

Kristeva-Joyaux, Julia 1941-

Kristeva, Julia

Krŭsteva, I︠U︡lii︠a︡ 1941-

Kurisuteva, Juria 1941-


Кристева, Юлия

Кръстева, Юлия 1941

Юлия Кръстева

Юлія Кристева

ז'וליה קריסטבה

קריסטבה, ג׳וליה 1941-

קריסטבה, ג׳וליה, 1941-Юлия Кръстева

קריסטבה, יוליה 1941-

קריסטבה, יוליה, 1941-Юлия Кръстева

جوليا كريستيفا

ژولیا کریستوا

ਜੂਲੀਆ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਤੇਵਾ

ജൂലിയ ക്രിസ്റ്റെവ

იულია კრისტევა

クリステヴァ, ジュリア

クリステヴァ ジュリア, 1941-



Strangers to ourselvesTales of loveLanguage--the unknown : an initiation into linguisticsDesire in language : a semiotic approach to literature and artThe Kristeva readerAbout Chinese womenTime & sense : Proust and the experience of literatureHannah Arendt