Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Black Sun by Julia Kristeva

This study addresses the subject of melancholia, examining the phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy and the history of religion and culture, as well as psychoanalysis. It describes the depressive as one who perceives the sense of self as a crucial pursuit and a nearly unattainable goal, and explains how the love of a lost identity of attachment lies at the very core of depression's heart. In her discussion she analyzes Holbein's controversial 1522 painting "The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb", and comments on the works of Marguerite Duras, Dostoyevsky and Nerval. She takes the view that depression is a discourse with a language to be learned, rather than strictly a pathology to be treated.

Buy Black Sun by Julia Kristeva from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780231067072
ISBN-10: 0231067070
Format: Paperback
(135mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 18-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Black Sun by Julia Kristeva

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Black Sun book by Julia Kristeva and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Julia Kristeva

Julia Kristeva is a professor of linguistics at the Universite de Paris VII. She is the author of many highly respected books (most published in English by Columbia University Press) and a practicing psychoanalyst.

Books By Julia Kristeva

Marriage as a Fine Art by Julia Kristeva
Hardback, December 2016
$41.39
Teresa, My Love by Julia Kristeva
Hardback, November 2014
$76.50
Severed Head by Julia Kristeva
Paperback, March 2014
$44.99
Hatred and Forgiveness by Julia Kristeva
Paperback, April 2012
$45.56