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Cixous, Hélène 1937-

Works: 595 works in 1,852 publications in 6 languages and 43,843 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography  Fiction  History  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Other, Contributor, Scenarist, Performer, Adapter, Narrator, Librettist, Author of dialog, Creator, Translator, Dedicatee, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ2663.I9, 848.91409
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The Hélène Cixous reader by Hélène Cixous( file )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
This is the first truly representative selection of texts by Helene Cixous. The substantial pieces range broadly across her entire oeuvre, and include essays, works of fiction, lectures and drama. Arranged helpfully in chronological order, the extracts span twenty years of intellectual thought and demonstrate clearly the development of one of the most creative and brilliant minds of the twentieth century. The editor's introductions to each piece will be especially helpful to readers new to the writings of Helene Cixous
The exile of James Joyce by Hélène Cixous( Book )
14 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
Stigmata escaping texts by Hélène Cixous( file )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 955 libraries worldwide
This collection of essays explores some poetico-philosophical questions that have long been circulating in the Cixousian universe: love's labours lost and found, feminine hours, autobiographies of writing, and animal-human family ties
Reading with Clarice Lispector by Hélène Cixous( file )
17 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
The foremost French feminist literary critic pays homage to the premiere Latin American woman prose writer of this century
The newly born woman by Hélène Cixous( Book )
25 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 831 libraries worldwide
This is an exploration & a dialogue between its two authors, & a clear exposition of Cixous' influential stategy of écriture feminine. Through their readings Cixous & Clément explore what is hidden & repressed in culture
Coming to writing and other essays by Hélène Cixous( Book )
14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Readings : the poetics of Blanchot, Joyce, Kafka, Kleist, Lispector, and Tsvetayeva by Hélène Cixous( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
A leader in the feminist intellectual movement, Cixous presents this highly informative meditation on ethics and poetics which draws on philosophy and psychoanalysis
Three steps on the ladder of writing by Hélène Cixous( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Three lectures given in May 1990 at the University of California, Irvine
Insister : of Jacques Derrida by Hélène Cixous( Book )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
"Helene Cixous is arguably the most insightful and unbridled reader of Jacques Derrida today. In Insister she brings a mixture of theoretical speculation, textual explication and scholarly erudition to a close reading of Derrida's work, always attentive to the details of his thinking. At the same time, Insister is a poetic meditation, a work of literature and of mourning for Jacques Derrida the person, who was a close friend and accomplice of Cixous's from the beginning of their careers."--BOOK JACKET
The book of Promethea = Le livre de Promethea by Hélène Cixous( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a young Jewish saint by Hélène Cixous( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
"Who can say "I am Jewish?" What does "Jew" mean? In Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a Young Jewish Saint, Helene Cixous explores what these questions mean for the influential philosopher Jacques Derrida, founder of deconstruction, scoffer at fixed identities, and explorer of the indeterminate. Cixous's kaleidoscopic portrait effortlessly merges biography, textual commentary, and discussions of Jewish rituals and past philosophers in a playful exploration of Derrida, his works, and being (or not being) Jewish." "Derrida, who died in 2004, and Cixous were lifelong friends and grew up as French Jews in Algeria. They shared a "belonging constituted of exclusion and nonbelonging" - not Algerian, rejected by France, their Jewishness concealed or acculturated. In Derrida's family, "one never said 'circumcision' but 'baptism,' not 'Bar Mitzvah' but 'communion.'" Judaism cloaked in Catholicism is one example of the undecidability of identity that influenced the thinker whom Cixous calls a "Jewish Saint.""--BOOK JACKET
Angst by Hélène Cixous( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 392 libraries worldwide
""Voici la scène sans précédent : Ma mère me pose par terre. La pièce se ferme. "Attends-moi. Je reviens tout de suite". Ma mère sort. La terre se ferme. Je suis dehors. Tout se met à mourir ..."
Writing differences : readings from the seminar of Hélène Cixous ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Inside by Hélène Cixous( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Veils by Hélène Cixous( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
"Something of a historical event, this book combines loosely "autobiographical" texts by two of the most influential French intellectuals of our time. "Savoir," by Helene Cixous, is a brief but densely layered account of her experience of recovered sight after a lifetime of severe myopia, an experience that ends with the unexpected turn of grieving for what is lost. Her literary inventiveness mines the coincidence in French between the two verbs savoir (to know) and voir (to see). Jacques Derrida's "A Silkworm of One's Own" complexly muses on a host of autobiographical, philosophical, and religious motifs including his varied responses to "Savoir." The two texts are accompanied by six beautiful and evocative drawings that play on the theme of drapery over portions of the body." "Veils suspends sexual difference between two homonyms: la voile (sail) and le voile (veil). A whole history of sexual difference is enveloped, sometimes dissimulated here in the folds of sails and veils and in the turns, journeys, and returns of their metaphors and metonymies." "However foreign to each other they may appear, however autonomous they may be, the two texts participate in a common genre: autobiography, confession, memoirs. The future also enters in: by opening to each other, the two discourses confide what is about to happen, the imminence of an event lacking any common measure with them or with anything else, an operation that restores sight and plunges into mourning the knowledge of the previous night, a "verdict" whose threatening secret remains out of reach by our knowledge."--BOOK JACKET
Dedans by Hélène Cixous( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 343 libraries worldwide
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Théâtre by Hélène Cixous( Book )
36 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 330 libraries worldwide
The third body by Hélène Cixous( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
"In The Third Body, the poet, novelist, feminist critic, and theorist Helene Cixous interweaves a loose narrative line with anecdotal presentations, autobiography, lyricism, myth, dream, fantasy, philosophical insights, and intertextual citations of and conversations with other authors and thinkers. Cixous evokes the relationship of the female narrator and her lover, a relationship of alternating presences and absences, separations and rejoinings - a passionate and ever-buoyant relationship in which the partners partake of life and death, memory and oblivion, desire and discovery, the transgressive and the visionary, and the chimerical and the "real." This relationship assumes protean forms within a complex web of writing, creating a "third body" out of the entwined bodies of the narrator and her lover. This is a sensuous body endowed with flesh-and-blood reality, and it is also the body of the text: for Cixous, writing is grounded in the physical body, and the physical body becomes writing." "The three dominant texts that Cixous cites or alludes to Wilhelm Jensen's novel Gradiva; Freud's interpretation of that work in the essay "Delusion and Dream"; and Kleist's "Earthquake in Chile"--Are integrated with reminiscences of the narrator's dead father, juxtaposed with thoughts about her lover; evocations of the narrator's mother; and ruminations on figures taken from Scripture, classical mythology, and fairy tales."--Jacket
Entre l'écriture by Hélène Cixous( Book )
11 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Manna : for the Mandelstams for the Mandelas by Hélène Cixous( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
A prose-poem on two married couples involved in the revolutionary struggle. One is Nelson and Willie Mandella of South Africa, the other Russian poet Osip Mandelstam and his wife, Nadezhda. In drawing parallels, the author stresses the contribution of the wives
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Alternative Names
Cixous, H. 1937-
Cixous, Hélène
Cixoux, Hélène 1937-
Hélène Cixous
シクスー, エレーヌ
シクスス, エレーヌ
English (305)
French (61)
German (1)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Spanish (1)
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