I Before the End.
II Benjamin’s Bedspring.
III A Leave
"The act of writing, Cixous claimed, 'is linked to the experience of disappearance, to the feeling of having lost the key to the world'. Hyperdream offers a world full of such absence ... It hovers, dreamily between novel and memoir."
Times Literary Supplement
"Hélène Cixous is today the greatest writer in what I shall call, if I may, my language, French. And I weigh my words in saying this. For a very great writer must be a poet-thinker, very much a poet and a very thinking poet."
This new book is a work of fiction about the most implacable of human certainties - death.
It explores death, mourning and loss by means of a poetic fiction: imagining a magic telephone through which one can open up a lifeline to departed loved ones.
Cixous is credited with the invention of 'ecriture feminine', a distinctive kind of feminine writing, and her books are widely read in the English-speaking world, both among general readers and students of feminism and literature.