Revolt, She Said
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Revolt, She Said

By Julia Kristeva

Foreword by Philippe Petit

Translated by Brian O'Keeffe

Edited by Sylvère Lotringer

Julia Kristeva extends the definition of revolt beyond politics per se.

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Julia Kristeva extends the definition of revolt beyond politics per se.

May '68 in France expressed a fundamental version of freedom: not freedom to succeed, but freedom to revolt. Political revolutions ultimately betray revolt because they cease to question themselves. Revolt, as I understand it—psychic revolt, analytic revolt, artistic revolt—refers to a permanent state of questioning, of transformations, an endless probing of appearances. In this book, Julia Kristeva extends the definition of revolt beyond politics per se. Kristeva sees revolt as a state of permanent questioning and transformation, of change that characterizes psychic life and, in the best cases, art. For her, revolt is not simply about rejection and destruction—it is a necessary process of renewal and regeneration.

Paperback

$12.95 T ISBN: 9781584350156 144 pp. | 7 in x 4.5 in

Editors

Sylvère Lotringer

Sylvère Lotringer is Jean Baudrillard Chair at the European Graduate School, Switzerland, and Professor Emeritus of French literature and philosophy at Columbia University.

Contributors

Philippe Petit and Brian O'Keeffe.