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The Severed Head: Capital Visions

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Description for The Severed Head: Capital Visions Paperback. Translator(s): Gladding, Jody. Series: European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism. Num Pages: 176 pages, 18 illus. BIC Classification: AC; HPN; JFCD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 202 x 131 x 12. Weight in Grams: 220.
Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, The Severed Head unpacks artistic representations of severed heads from the Paleolithic period to the present. Surveying paintings, sculptures, and drawings, Julia Kristeva turns her famed critical eye to a study of the head as symbol and metaphor, as religious object and physical fact, further developing a critical theme in her work--the power of horror--and the potential for the face to provide an experience of the sacred. Kristeva considers the head as icon, artifact, and locus of thought, seeking a keener understanding of the violence and desire ... Read more

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Columbia University Press United States
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European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
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About Julia Kristeva
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, Melanie Klein, Hannah Arendt, Possessions, Time and Sense, New Maladies of the Soul, Strangers to Ourselves, and Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection. She is the recipient of the Hannah Arendt Prize for ... Read more

Reviews for The Severed Head: Capital Visions
Through her wonder and her doubt Kristeva sets forth a compelling account of the sacred and of the intimate visionary capacity of the human soul.
Joshua Paetkau The Ecclesial University Blog The Severed Head is a reminder that art can be the best teacher, particularly when the topic is an uncomfortable one.
Patricia Contino New Pages.com This beautifully ... Read more

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