The Feminine and the Sacred
In November 1996, Catherine Cl?ment and Julia Kristeva began a correspondence exploring the subject of the sacred. In this collection of those letters Catherine Cl?ment approaches the topic from an anthropologist's point of view while Julia Kristeva responds from a psychoanalytic perspective. Their correspondence leads them to a controversial and fundamental question: is t...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 9th 2003 by Columbia University Press
(first published May 8th 2001)
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An intriguing, if sometimes controversial, collection of letters between Julia Kristeva and Catherine Clement on feminine sexuality, religious rite, states of ecstasy, and the traditions of many female Christian mystics. Wide-ranging and eclectic. Of interest mainly to followers of Kristeva and those interested in gender and religion studies.
Catherine Clément (born February 10, 1939) is a prominent French philosopher, novelist, feminist, and literary critic. She received a degree in philosophy from the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure, and studied under such luminaries as Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan, working in the fields of anthropology and psychoanalysis. A member of the school of French feminism, she has published boo...moreMore about Catherine Clément...