It has been apparent for some time that Julia Kristeva has inherited the intellectual throne left vacant by the death of Simone de Beauvoir.
[Kristeva's] work is entirely new, accurate, not through scientific puritanism but because it takes up all the space it deals with, fills it precisely, making it necessary for anyone who counts himself out to reveal himself as an opponent or a censor.
About the Author
Kelly Oliver is professor of philosophy and women's studies at SUNY--Stony Brook. She is the author of Reading Kristeva and Womanizing Nietzsche among other books.