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Baruch, Elaine Hoffman, and Meisel, Perry. “Two Interviews with Julia Kristeva.” Partisan Review, LI, No. 1 (1984): 120-32.

Presents two interviews, the first of which primarily addresses the feminist issues raised by Kristeva's Tales of Love; the second interview questions Kristeva on the development of the modern French intellectual milieu.

Barzilai, Shuli. “Borders of Language: Kristeva's Critique of Lacan.” PMLA 106, No. 2 (March 1991): 294-305.

Compares Kristeva's critique of Jacques Lacan's linguistic theory of the unconscious with Freud's original writings on the notion of “signs.”

Bové, Carol Mastrangelo. “Women and Society in Literature, or Reading Kristeva and Proust.” Dalhousie Review 64, No. 2 (Summer 1984): 260-69.

Examines Kristeva's revision of Lacan's theory of the unconscious, in which the critic detects a “startling parallel to Proust's attempts to break with the structures of symbolism and of salon society.”

Brandt, Joan. “The Power and Horror of Love: Kristeva on Narcissism.” Romanic Review 82, No. 1 (January 1991): 89-104.

Examines Kristeva's interpretations of Freud and Lacan as presented in her work on the “unconscious, narcissistic foundations” underlying the history of discourses on love.

Ermath, Elizabeth Deeds. “Conspicuous Construction; or, Kristeva, Nabokov, and the Anti-Realist Critique.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 21, Nos. 2 & 3 (Winter-Spring 1988): 330-39.

Argues that Kristeva and Vladimir Nabokov engage in the same kind of critique of language, suggesting: “What Kristeva describes, Nabokov does.”

Jardine, Alice. “Theories of the Feminine: Kristeva.” Enclitic IV, No. 2 (Fall 1980): 5-15.

Discusses the way in which the work and concept of “woman” has been used in French intellectual discourse, focusing on Kristeva's notion of “the semiotic.”

Kennedy, Lisa. “Art Ache: The Last Temptation of Julia Kristeva.” Village Voice Literary Supplement (November 1990): 15.

Mixed review of Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia.

Lechte, John. Julia Kristeva. London: Routledge, 1990, 230 p.

Critical overview of Kristeva's thought, which the critic places within the context of French intellectual history.

Reineke, Martha J. “Life Sentences: Kristeva and the Limits of Modernity.” Soundings LXXI, No. 4 (Winter 1988): 439-61.

Analyzes Kristeva's feminist understanding of psychoanalysis and its influence on her critical methodology.

Van Wert, William F., and Mignolo, Walter. “Julia Kristeva/Cinematographic Semiotic Practice.” Sub-Stance, No. 9 (1974): 97-114.

A favorable review of The Afterlife and Other Stories.

Additional coverage of Kristeva's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 154, and St. James Guide to Feminist Writers.

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