Julia Kristeva Denies Being an Agent of the Bulgarian Secret Services

Society | March 29, 2018, Thursday // 12:16
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The philosopher Julia Kristeva, who has lived in France since 1966, denied being a member of the Bulgarian intelligence services at the time of communism. She did so in a statement to the French weekly L'Obs, which claims to have found her secret agent form, the France press reported.

"This statement is "not only ridiculous and untrue," but "slanderous," the philologist, psychoanalyst and writer of Bulgarian origin, who has been living in France for half a century, told the weekly edition.

"Somebody wants to hurt me," she added. 

L'Obs says that this file came out of the archives because Julia Krusteva wanted to work for a Bulgarian magazine - The Literary Journal, which made it mandatory for "every journalist born before 1976". The journal publishes on its website the document, which states that she was recruited in June 1971 under the name Sabina.

Julia Kristeva immigrated to France in 1966 to study. She turns French citizen after her marriage to the writer Philippe Solers, she became a renowned figure in the intellectual life in France, creating abundant work that encompasses literature, psychoanalysis, linguistics and semiotics.

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