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Published in this volume in English, this autobiography traces Helene Cixous's development as a writer and intellectual and serves also as an introduction to her theory and fiction. It includes an extended interview between Cixous and Calle-Gruber and a revealing collection of photographs taken from Cixous's family album.
Paperback, 254 pages
Published June 25th 1997 by Routledge (first published 1994)
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Alex Lee
Perhaps it was a mistake for me to read this book first, without reading much of Cixous first. The interview, while long, provided for me much interest as to what Cixous was trying to do. I didn't much appreciate the sectioning of the conversation, but I did like the free flow. In a way, it was about what writing is for her, what she does with it and how she exceeds herself through writing.

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Doug Rice
This is a book that transforms what is possible with memoir, with memory and language, especially in the ways Cixous makes use of photographs and narrative.
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Hélène Cixous is a Jewish-French, Algerian-born feminist well-known as one of the founders of poststructuralist feminist theory along with Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva. She is now a professor of English Literature at University of Paris VIII and chairs the Centre de Recherches en Etudes Féminines which she founded in 1974.

She has published numerous essays, playwrights, novels, poems and litera
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