Synopses & Reviews
An easily accessible introduction to Kristeva's work in English. The essays have been selected as representative of the three main areas of Kristeva's writing--semiotics, psychoanalysis, and political theory--and are each prefaced by a clear, instructive introduction. For beginners or those familiar with Kristeva's work this is a good complement to "The Portable Kristeva" with a convenient selection of articles from Kristeva's earlier work some of which are otherwise hard to come by.
"It has been apprarent for some time that Julia Kristeva has inherited the intellectual throne left vacant by the death of Simone de Beauvoir." Elaine Showalter
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.