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European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
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Foreword, by Pierre-Louis FortI. Worlds1. Thinking About Liberty in Dark Times2. Secularism: Values at the Limits of Life3. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and . . . VulnerabilityII. Women4. On Parity, Again; or, Women and the Sacred5. From Madonnas to Nudes: A Representation of Female Beauty6. The Passion According to Motherhood7. The War of the Sexes Since Antiquity8. Beauvoir, Presently9. Fatigue in the FeminineIII. Psychoanalyzing10. The Sobbing Girl; or, On Hysterical Time11. Healing, a Psychical Rebirth12. From Object Love to Objectless Love13. Desire for Law14. Language, Sublimation, Women15. Hatred and Forgiveness; or, From Abjection to Paranoia16. Three Essays; or, the Victory of Polymorphous PerversionIV. Religion17. Atheism18. The Triple Uprooting of Israel19. What Is Left of Our Loves?V. Portraits20. The Inevitable Form21. A Stranger22. Writing as Strangeness and JouissanceVI. Writing23. The True-Lie, Our Unassailable Contemporary24. Murder in Byzantium; or, Why I ship myself on a voyage in a NovelNotesNotes on the Origins of the TextsBibliographyIndex
Julia Kristeva is professor of linguistics at the Universite de Paris VII and author of many acclaimed works and novels, including This Incredible Need to Believe, Murder in Byzantium, Strangers to Ourselves, New Maladies of the Soul, Time and Sense, Hannah Arendt, and Melanie Klein. She is the recipient of the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought and the Holberg International Memorial Prize. Jeanine Herman is the translator of volumes 1 and 2 of Julia Kristeva's The Powers and Limits of Psychoanalysis and her translation of Julien Gracq's Reading Writing was a finalist for the French-American Foundation Translation Prize.