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|Description:||viii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Soul and the image --
In times like these, who needs psychoanalysis? --
Obsessional neurotic and his mother --
Countertransference: a revived hysteria --
Symbolic castration: a question --
Inexpressible child --
Reading the Bible --
From signs to the subject --
Adolescent novel --
Wheel of smiles --
Glory, grief, and writing (a letter to a "romantic" concerning Madame de Staël) --
Joyce "the gracehoper" or Orpheus's return --
Secrets of an analyst: on Helene Deutsch's autobiography --
|Series Title:||European perspectives.|
|Other Titles:||Nouvelles maladies de l'ame.|
|Responsibility:||Julia Kristeva ; translated by Ross Guberman.|
In the first half of New Maladies of the Soul, Kristeva offers a series of detailed and fascinating case studies that reinforce her provocative theoretical notions. These case studies illustrate today's "new maladies" - common psychiatric disturbances such as hysteria, obsessional neurosis, and perversion - as they are manifested in today's patient. Drawing on the work of psychologist Helene Deutsch and the writer Germaine de Stael. Kristeva turns her attention in the second half of New Maladies of the Soul to women's experience and contributions within the broader context of contemporary history.
Delving into art, literature, autobiography, and theories of language, she continues with an exploration of cultural products ranging from the Bible to the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Julia Kristeva offers the hope that these maladies harbor new creative potential, and new hope for the soul - if we can comprehend their effect on the individual and collective experiences of our time.