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White Ink : Interviews on Sex, Text, and Politics, Helene Cixous
Cixous, Hélène, Edited by Susan Sellers
Columbia University Press / Softcover / 2008-11-01 / 0231147775
Women's Issues / Social & Political Issues
price: $30.50 (may be subject to change)
256 pages
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These interviews with Hélène Cixous offer invaluable insight into her philosophy and criticism. Culled from newspapers, journals, and books, White Ink collects the best of these conversations, which address the major concerns of Cixous's critical work and features two dialogues with twentieth-century intellectuals Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida.

The interviews in White Ink span more than three decades and include a new conversation with Susan Sellers, the book's editor and a leading Cixous scholar and translator. Cixous discusses her work and writing process. She shares her views on literature, feminism, theater, autobiography, philosophy, politics, aesthetics, religion, ethics, and human relations, and she reflects on her roles as poet, playwright, professor, woman, Jew, and, her most famous, "French feminist theorist." Sellers organizes White Ink in such a way that readers can grasp the development of Cixous's commentary on a series of vital questions. Taken together, the revealing performances in White Ink provide an excellent introduction this thinker's brave and vital work-each one an event in language and thought that epitomizes Cixous's intellectual and poetic force.

Contents:

Feminine Writing

Liberating Women

Writing and Politics

Writing the Enigma

Writing, Demons, and God

Writing for the Theater

Genesis of the Text

Autobiography

On Race

On Painting, Music, and Poetic Memory

Dialogue 1: With Michel Foucault

Dialogue 2: With Jacques Derrida

And the Future

Bibliographies

About the Author:

Hélène Cixous is professor of literature at the Université de Paris VIII. She is the author of Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a Young Jewish Saint, Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing (both published by Columbia University Press), and other works of fiction, essays, and plays. Susan Sellers is professor of English and related literature at the University of St. Andrews. She is the editor of The Hélène Cixous Reader and author of Hélène Cixous: Authorship, Autobiography, and Love and Hélène Cixous: Live Theory.

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