By Julia Kristeva and Lorna Scott Fox
Julia Kristeva is professor of linguistics on the Université de Paris VII and writer of many acclaimed works and novels, together with The Severed Head: Capital Visions, Hatred and Forgiveness, This fantastic have to think, homicide in Byzantium, Melanie Klein, Hannah Arendt, 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 idea and the Holberg overseas Memorial Prize. Lorna Scott Fox is a journalist, critic, translator, and editor at the moment dependent in London. She lived in Mexico and Spain from 1986 to 2004, the place she used to be additionally lively as an paintings critic. Her articles and stories have seemed in different journals, together with the London assessment of Books and The state.
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Unknown to herself Teresa is preparing a miracle, and she succeeds where Judge Schreber will fail. This celebrated jurist believed himself to be persecuted by a God who cared little for the living, the instigator of a plot to turn him into a woman who would redeem the human race. Fit to haunt the body and soul of any self-respecting psychology student! You know the case I mean? That’s right. 11 Teresa’s God, by contrast, has managed to split off from the vengeful Creator God of judgment and damnation, and His rays, notwithstanding their omnipotence, are wholly beneficial: He cannot do other than love and be loved, even when He is not responding.
Thérèse mon amour. English] Teresa, my love : an imagined life of the saint of Avila / Julia Kristeva; translated by Lorna Scott Fox. pages cm Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-0-231-14960-0 (cloth : acid-free paper) ISBN 978-0-231-52046-1 (ebook) 1. Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582. 2. Christian saints—Spain—Avila—Biography. I. Fox, Lorna Scott, translator. II. Title. 092—dc23 [B] 2014007011 A Columbia University Press E-book. edu. Cover image: Teresa of Ávila (detail), 1827, Françoise Gerard/ Infirmerie Marie-Thérèse, Paris Cover design: Jennifer Heuer Book design: Lisa Hamm References to websites (URLs) were accurate at the time of writing.
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