September 2012, Polity
The Prisoner's Dream
Freud Dreams No More
Tales and Days of Reading
The Cane and the Parasol
On Board the Magnolia
I Become a Cemetery Citizen
- Cixous is generally regarded as one of the leading, 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 an extremely moving account of her relationship with her mother.
- This should be of interest to students of Cixous and of contemporary French theory/novels.
Times Higher Education
"Eve Escapes is all at once a poetic meditation on aging, a performative novel on the powers of writing, and a passionate description of a literary family. This book, published in a beautiful translation, is a high point in Cixous's narrative oeuvre, whose singularity and magic are simply inextinguishable."
Laurent Dubreuil, Cornell University
"Cixous's ongoing saga of farewell to her mother offers an
unprecedented exploration of what it means to live old age. Moving
between Freud and Montaigne, between broccoli and Balzac, the
writer has created a poignant yet joyful celebration of her
nonagenerian mother's determination to live life to the
Mairéad Hanrahan, University College London