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Kristeva's Stranger Within: The Question of the Foreigner in Daniel Prevost's Le Passe sous silence

Citation
Barclay F (2010) Kristeva's Stranger Within: The Question of the Foreigner in Daniel Prevost's Le Passe sous silence. Paragraph, 33 (1), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3366/E0264833409000716

Abstract
This article draws on Kristeva’s theories of the foreigner within the national boundaries and, together with her earlier work on the abject, considers the challenge posed by the individual who is rejected as foreign, to the boundaries which constitute collective and individual identity. With reference to Prévost’s Le Passé sous silence (1998), it argues that the solutions posited by Kristeva are of limited value within contemporary French society, and concludes by considering the potential of literature as an alternative means of reconciliation with otherness.

Keywords
France; nation; Kristeva; Algeria; abject; Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature; Kristeva, Julia, 1941-; France Social conditions 20th century; National characteristics, French

Journal
Paragraph: Volume 33, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Barclay, Fiona
Publication date31/03/2010
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/3057
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
ISSN0264-8334
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