"This is a novel of which we have not seen the like since Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose." -- Bernard-Henri Levy, Le Point "Julia Kristeva gives us a stimulating, joyous book. In a word, a great Byzantine novel." -- Christine Rousseau, Le Monde "Readers will enjoy this concoction, which falls squarely in the Eco/Perez-Reverte tradition of mystery with a moral." -- Kirkus "This is no 'novel'...It is inflammatory, argumentative, ranting, full of history, prose suggestion, education... and a relay of truth." -- Tony Gurney, New Criminologist "There are philosophical observations, trenchant comments and deep historical events in this book, but it's also a lot of old-fashioned fun." -- Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail "It's a book chock-full of ideas and experiments." -- Irish Times "Kristeva doesn't skimp on plot or suspense... Buy it for the Dan Brown fan in your life." -- Matt Thorne, The Independent Online Edition " Murder in Byzantium is an intriguing and bold venture... A real Kristevan joy ride." --Adi Drori-Avraham, The Liberal
About the Author
Julia Kristeva is a renowned psychoanalyst, critic, and professor of linguistics at the Universite de Paris VII. She is the author of many acclaimed works and novels, including The Samurai, The Old Man and the Wolves, and Possessions, and is the recipient of the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought and the Holberg International Memorial Prize.C. Jon Delogu is professor of English at the Universite de Lyon III-Jean Moulin.