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HeLeNe Cixous

Paperback edition released 05/10/2021

by Nicholas Royle

HeLeNe Cixous Synopsis

This book provides a wide-ranging and up-to-date critical introduction to the writings of Helene Cixous (1937-), focusing on key motifs, such as dreams, the supernatural, literature, psychoanalysis, creative writing, realism, sexual differences, laughter, secrets, the 'Mother unconscious', drawing, painting, life writing, telephones, non-human animals, telepathy and the 'art of cutting'. There are close readings of Shakespeare, Bronte, Shelley, Poe, Carroll, Freud, Woolf, Joyce, Beckett and Derrida, for example, alongside in-depth explorations of her own writings, from Inside (1969) and 'The Laugh of the Medusa' (1975) up to the present. Royle's book will be useful to students and academics coming to Cixous's work for the first time, but it will also appeal to readers interested in contemporary literature, creative writing, life writing, narrative theory, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, trauma studies, feminism, queer theory, ecology, drawing and painting. -- .

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781526160454
Publication date: 5th October 2021
Author: Nicholas Royle
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Primary Genre Literary theory

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About Nicholas Royle

Nicholas Royle is Professor of English at the University of Sussex -- .

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