Understanding Through Fiction: A Selection from Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila by Julia Kristeva

Understanding Through Fiction: A Selection from Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of…

byJulia Kristeva, Lorna Scott Fox

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Born in 1515, Teresa of Avila survived the Spanish Inquisition and was a key reformer of the Carmelite Order. Her experience of ecstasy, which she intimately described in her writings, released her from her body and led to a complete realization of her consciousness, a state Julia Kristeva explores as it was expressed in Teresa's writing. Incorporating notes from her own psychoanalytic practice, as well as literary and philosophical references, Kristeva builds a fascinating dual diagnosis of contemporary society and the individual psyche while sharing unprecedented insights into her own character. Through her dazzlingly varied formats Kristeva tests the borderlines of atheism and the need for faith, feminism and the need for a benign patriarchy.
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, Hatred and Forgiveness, This Incredible Need to Believe, Murder in Byzantium, Melanie Klein, Hannah Arendt, New Maladies of the Soul, Strangers to Ourselves, and ...
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Title:Understanding Through Fiction: A Selection from Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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1. How to Write Sensible Experience, or, of Water as the Fiction of Touch
2. The Imaginary of an Unfindable Sense Curled Into a God Findable in Me
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"The book is written with force, drive, and a verbal agility that carries the reader off and turns the book into a page-turner."--Verena Conley, Harvard University