Synopses & Reviews
In Tales of Love Julia Kristeva pursues her exploration of the basic emotions that affect the human psyche. The processes are similar to those followed in Powers of Horror. She begins with a statement from personal experience and follows it with a critical examination of the psychoanalytic position with respect to the matter at hand.
"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." Choice
Her analysis deals with the role of narcissism and idealization in the formation of a love object. She accounts for the role of the death drive by coining the term -love/hate.-
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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 including Time and Sense: Proust and the Experience of Literature and the novel, Possessions.