Stigmata: Escaping Texts

Author(s): Helene Cixous, translated by E. Prenowitz

Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0415179793
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Hlne Cixous author, playwright and French feminist theorist is a key figure in twentieth-century literary theory. Stigmata brings together her most recent essays for the first time.

Acclaimed for her intricate and challenging writing style, Cixous presents a collection of texts that get away escaping the reader, the writers, the book. Cixous’s writing pursues authors such as Stendhal, Joyce, Derrida, and Rembrandt, da Vinci, Picasso works that share an elusive movement in spite of striking differences. Along the way these essays explore a broad range of poetico-philosophical questions that have become characteristic of Cixous’ work:

* love’s labours lost and found
* feminine hours
* autobiographies of writing
* the prehistory of the work of art

Stigmata goes beyond theory, becoming an extraordinary writer’s testimony to our lives and times.