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Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila
Mixing fiction, history, psychoanalysis, and personal fantasy, "Teresa, My Love" follows Sylvia Leclercq, a French psychoanalyst, academic, and incurable insomniac, as she falls for the sixteenth-century Saint Teresa of Avila and becomes consumed with charting her life. Traveling to Spain, Leclercq, Kristeva's probing alterego, visits the sites and embodiments of the famou ...more
Hardcover, 648 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Columbia University Press
(first published February 1st 2008)
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I am willing to accept that this is a work of profound and erudite scholarship, but I fear I was out of my depth with it. It’s a rather rambling and very personal narrative following an academic and psychoanalyst (whom I assume is actually an alter ego of Julie Kristeva herself) as she becomes caught up in the life and writings of Saint Teresa of Avila. A mixture of fiction, biography, autobiography, history and psychoanalysis, it’s a meditation on and examination of religion, women, faith and m ...more
Julia Kristeva is professor emerita of linguistics at the Université de Paris VII and author of many acclaimed works. Her Columbia University Press books include Hatred and Forgiveness (2012); The Severed Head: Capital Visions (2014); and, with Philippe Sollers, Marriage as a Fine Art (2016).
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