Abstract

Abstract:

This article consists of the reading of one book (and of others in its wake) by Hélène Cixous, Gare d’Osnabrück à Jérusalem, published in 2016. In it, Cixous dissolves the border that separates the literary from the documentary, in order to explore what lies beneath the surface of the streets, stories, and memories of Osnabrück, Germany, her maternal grandmother’s place of origin. To History’s documents, Cixous opposes what is hidden, reflected, imagined, and hallucinated in the silence of the archive. As a result, fiction is used as a powerful apparatus to access historical truths that are otherwise inaccessible.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 98-110
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-28
Open Access
No
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