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A portrait of Parisian intellectuals of the 1960s as seen through the eyes of Olga, a young Eastern European who comes to Paris to write a literary thesis, and finds herself immediately swept into the world of a group of young leftist thinkers and writers known as the Samurai.
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published November 18th 1992 by Columbia University Press
(first published March 1st 1990)
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Despite how much as I love Kristeva as a theorist, I cannot say I loved this novel at all. Though clad in the wrappings of fiction, the novel's plot and characters are based directly on Kristeva's own years as a graduate student and post-doc in Paris and is useful to scholars interested in her life and work for this reason, but the writing is simply not up to what you'd expect from a highly-intelligent author who is also an astute reader and critic of Proust. None of the affection for complex de ...more
Julia Kristeva is a French psychoanalyst, sociologist, critic and philosopher. She researches on psychoanalysis of the Lacanian tradition, and has interest in semiotics. She also founded the Simone de Beauvoir Prize.More about Julia Kristeva...
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“Já não há histórias de amor. No entanto, as mulheres desejam-nas e os homens também, quando não se envergonham de ser ternos e tristes como as mulheres. Uns e outros têm pressa de ganhar e de morrer. Apanham aviões, comboios suburbanos, rápidos de alta velocidade, ligações. Não têm tempo para olhar para aquela acácia cor-de-rosa que estende os ramos para as nuvens intervaladas de seda azul ensolarada (…) Bem se vê que não há tempo sem amor. O tempo é amor pelas pequenas coisas, pelos sonhos, pelos desejos. Não temos tempo porque não temos amor suficiente. Perdemos o nosso tempo quando não amamos. Esquecemos o tempo passado quando nada temos a dizer a ninguém. Ou então estamos prisioneiros de um tempo falso que não passa.”More quotes…