Books by Julia Kristeva

MURDER IN BYZANTIUM by Julia Kristeva
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Readers will enjoy this concoction, which falls squarely in the Eco/Pérez-Reverte tradition of mystery with a moral. Very well done."
Intellectual mayhem, courtesy of renowned psychoanalyst-turned-mysterian Kristeva. Read full book review >
HANNAH ARENDT by Julia Kristeva
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Not a volume to be picked up lightly, unless you enjoy tussling with sentences heavily laden with philosophical jargon and esoterica—but Kristeva fans are a diehard and hardy bunch, and they'll find plenty to be excited about here."
Intellectual all-star Kristeva (Possessions, 1998) offers this study of Arendt as the first installment of her new trilogy on female genius (the next two will deal with Melanie Klein and Colette). Read full book review >
MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >
POSSESSIONS by Julia Kristeva
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 26, 1998

Possessions ($27.50; Feb. 26; 256 pp.; 0-231-10998-9): A sequel to the celebrated French critic and semiotician's eerie allegorical novel The Old Man and the Wolves (1994, not reviewed) fuses a neatly constructed murder mystery with a series of brief meditations on linguistic and philosophical topics that will be familiar to readers of Kristeva's nonfiction. Read full book review >