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Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art

ISBN/ASIN: 0231048068,9780231048064 | 1980 | English | pdf | 305/319 pages | 22.2 Mb
Publisher: Columbia University Press | Author: Julia Kristeva | Edition: First Edition

This study proposes and tests theories involving first the origin and development of the novel, and second what the author has defined as a signifying practice in "poetic language" and pictorial works. She rejects the postulates of Freudian ego psychology, and argues the existence in language of a split subject divided between unconscious and conscious motivations; that is, between physiological processes and social constraints.

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