Julia Kristeva: Thérèse, mon amour [Thérèse, my love] (1933 words)

Sandra Daroczi (University of Bath)
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Julia Kristeva is widely known for her work in the fields of psychoanalysis, linguistics, and literary theory, with her fictional texts receiving less attention than her theoretical ones. When approaching fiction, Kristeva often chooses the detective novel genre: Le Vieil Homme et les loups [The Old Man and the Wolves], Possessions [Possessions], and Meurtre à Byzance [Murder in Byzantium]. In these works, the search for a murderer is combined with contemporary theoretical and social concerns, such as the loss of the father, or questions of origins, identity and self-definition (both at the individual and community levels). Moreover, all of these novels contain a certain amount of …

Citation: Daroczi, Sandra. "Thérèse, mon amour". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 September 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35731, accessed 16 April 2021.]

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