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The Severed Head

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The Severed Head( )
Author: Kristeva, Julia
Translator: Gladding, Jody
Series title:European Perspectives: a Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-15720-9
Publication Date:Dec 2011
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $70.00
Book Description:

Julia Kristeva turns her famed critical eye to a study of the human head as symbol and metaphor, as religious object and physical fact, further developing a critical theme in her work—the power of horror—and expanding the potential for the face to provide an experience of the sacred. Kristeva's study stretches far back in time to 6,000 B.C.E. with humans' early decoration and worship of skulls, and follows with an examination of the Medusa myth; the mandylion of Laon (a...
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Book Details
Pages:176
Detailed Subjects: Art / Subjects & Themes / Human Figure
Art / European
Art / Subjects & Themes / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.006 x 8.151 x 0.701 Inches
Book Weight:0.788 Pounds



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