Love Itself: In the Letter Box
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Love Itself: In the Letter Box

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Love#8217;s memories, love recalling itself in letters lost and found over an interval of forty years#58; Cixous#8217;s writer-narrator advances here far into a labyrinth of passions long ago delivered and yet still arriving through the mail, through letters and literature, in other words, the poetry of the post. As for the lovers#8217; returning scenes, they have their ad...more
Paperback, 142 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Polity Press (first published 2008)
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This is not so much a novel, but a breaking free from that genre. It seems to mingle memoir, philosophy and poetry. When reading this kind of text by Cixous, I find that I have to simply read and see which comments appeal the most to me: wait for the maxims that strike a chord for me. In this way, it is rather like reading poetry - feeling that you are not quite understanding everything, yet slowly accumulating meaning almost in an unconscious way.
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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...more
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