The Feminine and the Sacred
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The Feminine and the Sacred

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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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Isadora Wagner
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.
Steven Felicelli
Clement for some inexplicable reason is constantly jabbing at Kristeva and Kristeva stays on the sisterly higher ground

interesting dialogue - but kept wondering what Clement's problem was
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Sylvia Veronica
This book provides a profound analysis of the sacred through a philosophical and anthropological perspective, a fascinating read.
did really like it. a recent trend is that i've been enjoying books v. more near the end and this one follows.
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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...more
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