Tomb(e)

Tomb(e)
Helene Cixous, Laurent Milesi
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Paperback
h203 x 127mm - 256pg
17 Mar 2020 UK
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9780857427540
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"In 1968-69 I wanted to die, that is to say, stop living, being killed, but it was blocked on all sides," wrote Helene Cixous, esteemed French feminist, playwright, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. Instead of suicide, she began to dream of writing a tomb for herself. This tomb became a work that is a testament to Cixous' s life and spirit and a secret book, the first book she ever authored. Originally written in 1970, Tombe is a Homerian recasting of Shakespeare' s Venus and Adonis in the thickets of Central Park, a book Cixous provocatively calls the "all-powerful-other of all my books, it sparks them off, makes them run, it is their Messiah. " Masterfully translated by Laurent Milesi, Tombe preserves the sonic complexities and intricate wordplay at the core of Cixous' s writing, and reveals the struggles, ideas, and intents at the center of her work. With a new prologue by the author, this is a necessary document in the development of Cixous' s aesthetic as a writer and theorist, and will be eagerly welcomed by readers as a crucial building block in the foundation of her later work.

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"Cixous pierces into the nature of love and jealousy--an oeuvre bound by the desire for a love that can never be, and yet, at the same time, looks upon the memory of a love that has been. . . . Her illuminating prologue in the new edition situates Tomb(e) in context with her later works. "-- "Los Angeles Review of Books"
Helene Cixous was born in Oran, Algeria, and is emeritus professor of literature at the Universite Paris VIII, where she founded and directed the Centre de recherches en etudes feminines. She is the author of more than seventy works of fiction, plays, and collections of critical essays; recent titles in English translation include So Close, Zero' s Neighbour: Sam Beckett, Hemlock, and Philippines. Laurent Milesi is a reader in literature and critical theory at Cardiff University. He has also translated Cixous' s Philippines and Zero' s Neighbour: Sam Beckett, among other books.

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