Spain and Islam Once More: Fundamentalism in Sainte Thérèse d’Avila

Carol Mastrangelo Bové


Julia Kristeva's Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila confronts us with the contemporary problem of violent forms of fundamentalism, especially Islamic, as it recreates the life of Saint Theresa.  The novel's psychoanalytic perspective engages our emotions and sensations, and is also therapeutic for author and reader.  But most of all, it engages our thinking and deals in depth with this compelling, timely issue.


Kristeva; literature; Theresa of Avila; Islam; Islamophobia

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