The Samurai by Julia Kristeva

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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".

About Julia Kristeva

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Julia Kristeva is professor of linguistics at the Universit? de Paris VII and author of many acclaimed works and novels, including This Incredible Need to Believe, Melanie Klein, Hannah Arendt, Possessions, Time and Sense, New Maladies of the Soul, Strangers to Ourselves, and Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection. She is the recipient of the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought and the Holberg International Memorial Prize.Jody Gladding is a poet who has translated more than twenty works from French.
Published April 15, 1992 by Columbia University Press. 341 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a quote on the cover of Kristeva's first novel, Elaine Showalter equates the Bulgarian-born critic and psychoanalyst with Simone de Beauvoir.

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