March 2011, Polity
In this new work Hélène Cixous continues to explore and expand the boundaries of narrative, slipping from thought to thought and from image to image, so as to render every action, fear and thought palpable to the reader.
In Which Country?
Put Me a Ghost at the Embarcadero
Two Slices of Life
To Have To Lose
The Blue Notebook
Eri Goes On Ahead
- Cixous is generally regarded as one of the leading French feminist writers, if not the leading French feminist writer.
- All of her books tend to be written as philosophical novels, combining elements of autobiography and fiction with reflection of a more philosophical and psychoanalytic kind.
- This is a moving account of her attempt to come to terms with the idea of her mother's death.
- This book will appeal to a wide readership interested in creative literary fiction. It will also be of interest to students of Cixous, of gender and writing, and of contemporary French theory.
Times Literary Supplement
"Love and death battle subtly and ceaselessly in this tenderly
dramatic, funny, domestic book. Told by a daughter doing all she
can not to anticipate the death of her much-loved mother, fiction
joins forces with flowers and animals, philosophy and the act of
writing itself to affirm life in the teeth of loss."
Sarah Wood, University of Kent
"Beverly Bie Brahic's beautifully-crafted translation succeeds
in capturing the distinctive music and haunting tonality of the
original along with its rich web of meaning - this is a wonderful
addition to the growing body of works by Cixous available in
Mairéad Hanrahan, University College London