"Evolve, realizing a loss"

Andrew Rossokhin read a book by Julia Kristeva's "Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia" for us

Yu Kristeva "Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia," Cogito-Center, 276 p.

Julia Kristeva (Julia Kristeva, born in 1941.) - a prominent French psychoanalyst and philosopher. He teaches at leading universities in Europe and the USA. Translated into Russian of her book: "The forces of terror. Essay about disgust "(Aletheia, 2003)," Selected Works. Destruction of poetics "(ROSSPEN, 2004) and the historical novel" Death in Byzantium "(ACT, 2008).

"Julia Kristeva - scholar and intellectual, one of the most well known and respected in the international scientific and cultural environment of individuals. Schoolgirl-structuralist philosopher Roland Barthes, it cygrala a leading role in the creation of post-structuralism language. Her name and work are well known to the Russian philosophers and linguists. But, paradoxically, are not familiar with them psychologists and psychoanalysts. Despite the fact that it is the psychoanalytic approach to understanding personality problems, language, literature, philosophy, anthropology - the main in Kristeva's work. Hard to believe that the author of over 40 books on psychoanalysis, philosophy, semiotics, as well as several novels is a psychoanalyst, all the days of which 1979 are filled with patients. The "Black Sun" Kristeva tells of melancholy. About that bottomless sorrow, that are not able to be expressed in pain, which sometimes completely absorbs us, causing lose the taste for any speech, any action, the taste for life itself. "Where is the rising black sun of melancholy and depression?" - asks Kristeva. Mental injury - love or professional failure, grief, what happened to loved ones - all this is often a trigger for internal despair that in the depths of the psyche powered neperezhitoy and unrealized loss of a loved object, as is often serves the almighty mother of our childhood . Melancholia - it is the most severe form of depression, it is an experience that is comparable to the depths of hell. But only with the knowledge of loss, opening each of us the real presence of death in our life, we are born and develop as a person.

ONLY discovering the real presence of death, we can grow the personal.

This book allows you to get in touch not only with the multifaceted work of Julia Kristeva, but also with itself. Through the fate of fictional characters, art paintings, archaic myths come to life as you read this book, through a patient suffering from internal worlds we communicate, empathize, reflect and talk with the author - a wise and subtle analyst, loving woman and a free-thinking man. "