Powers of Horror

An Essay on Abjection

Julia Kristeva. Translated by Leon S. Roudiez

Columbia University Press

Powers of Horror

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Pub Date: June 1984

ISBN: 9780231053471

219 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $33.00£26.00

Powers of Horror

An Essay on Abjection

Julia Kristeva. Translated by Leon S. Roudiez

Columbia University Press

I. Approaching Abjection
2. Something to Be Scared Of
3. From Filth to Defilement
4. Semiotics of Biblical Abomination
5.... Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi
6. Céline: Neither Actor nor Martyr
7. Suffering and Horror
8. Those Females Who Can Wreck the Infinite
9. "Ours to Jew or Die"
10. In the Beginning and Without End...
11. Powers of Horror

About the Author

Julia Kristeva is professor of linguistics at the Université de Paris VII and author of many acclaimed works and novels, including The Severed Head: Capital Visions, This Incredible Need to Believe, Hatred and Forgiveness, and Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila, all published by Columbia. She is the recipient of the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought and the Holberg International Memorial Prize.