Suffering: A Piece of the Reality that has Come to grief
The Tendential Severance of the Semiotic and Symbolic
Part I. From the Revolutionary Standpoint to the Nihilism Problematic
1. The Early View of Psychoanalysis and Art
The Lacanian Background
Revolution in Poetic Language
2. Primary Narcissism
The Appearance of the Nihilism Problematic
The Phobic Object
"Where Am I?"
4. Primal Loss
Intolerance for Loss
The Signifying Failure
Part II. Art and Religion: Kristeva's Minor Histories of Modernity
5. The Powers and Limitations of Religion
Psychoanalysis and the Sacred
Religious Codifications of Abjection
6. The Kristevan Aesthetic
Holbein: "God is dead"
Duras: A New Suffering World
A New Amatory World
Part III. The Social and Political Implications of Kristeva's Thought
7. Ethics and Politics
The Ethics of Psychoanalysis
Nations Without Nationalism
8. Kristeva's Feminism
"Woman" and "Nature"
Kristeva or Butler?
The Maternal Feminine
Conclusion: Revolt Culture and Exemplary Lives