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Strangers to Ourselves

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This book is concerned with the notion of the stranger -the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own- as well as the notion of strangeness within the self -a person's deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and their conscious idea of self.

Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century. She discusses the legal status of foreigners throughout history, gaining perspective on our own civilization. Her insights into the problems of nationality, particularly in France are more timely and relevant in an increasingly integrated and fractious world.

Synopsis:

This book explores the notion of the 'stranger'--the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own--as well as the notion of strangeness with-in the self--a person's deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and from their conscious idea of self.

Synopsis:

Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231071574
Translator:
Roudiez, Leon
Author:
Roudiez, Leon
Author:
Kristeva, Julia
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Subject:
Alienation (Social psychology)
Subject:
Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Psychoanalysis and literature
Subject:
Literature, Comparative -- Themes, motives.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Series:
European Perspectives
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
9.01x6.00x.60 in. .75 lbs.

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Product details 230 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231071574 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book explores the notion of the 'stranger'--the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own--as well as the notion of strangeness with-in the self--a person's deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and from their conscious idea of self.
"Synopsis" by , Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century.
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