Julia Kristeva

Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia


Main Details
Author Julia Kristeva
Series European Perspectives
Translated by Leon S. Roudiez
Publisher Columbia University Press
Copyright Holder Éditions Gallimard
Copyright Holder (Translation) Columbia University Press
Cover Art by Hans Holbein the Younger
Series Columbia Centennial Classic
About/Subject Depression
About/Subject Suicide
About/Subject Gérard de Nerval
About/Subject Fyodor Dostoyevsky
About/Subject Marguerite Duras
Identifying Codes
ISBN 978-0-231-06707-2
Barcode 9 780231 067072 >
Barcode 9780231067072>
Library of Congress Call Number RC537.K7513 1980
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 616.85'27—dc20
Library of Congress Classification Number 89-7230
Format Paperback
Publication Location New York, New York; Oxford, England
Page Count 300 pages
Language English
Original Language French
Original Title Soleil Noir: Dépression et mélancolie
Chapters 1. Psychoanalysis—A Counterdepressant - 1

2. Life and Death of Speech - 31

3. Illustration of Feminine Depression - 69

Cannibalistic Solitude - 71

To Kill or to Kill Oneself: The Enacted Wrongdoing - 80

A Virgin Mother - 87

4. Beauty: The Depressive's Other Realm - 95

5. Holbein's Dead Christ - 105

6. Gérard de Nerval, the Disinherited Poet - 139

7. Dostoyevsky, the Writing of Suffering, and Forgiveness - 173

8. The Malady of Grief: Duras - 219

Notes - 261

Index - 285
Notes "Jacket illustration: detail from Hans Holbein the Younger, 'Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Elsbeth Binzenstock, and Her Two Children Philip and Catherine' (Oeffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel)."

"'Soleil Noir: Dépression et mélancolie,' © Editions Gallimard 1987; English translation copyright © Columbia University Press 1989"

"Printed in U.S.A."


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