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University of Minnesota Press
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Readings: The Poetics of Blanchot, Joyce, Kafka, Kleist, Lispector, and Tsvetayeva offers striking and novel textual studies of major literary figures and emergent authors. Selected from Cixous’s seminars taught between 1980 and 1986 at the Universite de Paris VII (Saint-Denis) and at the College International de Philosophie, the texts chronicle the French intellectual scene with its shifting tastes over the decade following May 1986. In their simple and accessible language, the texts can be read as inspiration for Cixous’s fictional and critical practices. They not only introduce readers to emergent texts from Brazil and Russia, such as Clarice Lispector’s “Foreign Legion” and Marina Tsvetayeva’s “Mother and Music,” but also give new, incisive insights into Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist and Kafka’s “Before the Law.” Drawing from philosophy and psychoanalysis, Readings: The Poetics of Blanchot, Joyce, Kafka, Kleist, Lispector, and Tsvetayeva can be read side-by-side with Reading with Clarice Lispector, as an ongoing meditation on ethics and poetics. Also from Minnesota Reading with Clarice Lispector Helene Cixous Edited, translated, and introduced by Verena Andermatt Conley For Cixous, Lispector’s work represents one of the finest examples of ecriture feminine in that she practices, in writing, what Cixous is searching for in her theoretical practice: the giving, spending, and inscribing of pleasure; an apprenticeship in the lessons of life. Theory and History of Literature, volume 73

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. 1. Writing and the Law: Blanchot, Joyce, Kafks, and Lispector
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. 2. Grace and Innocence: Heinrich von Kleist
  2. pp. 28-73
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  1. 3. Apprenticeship and Alienation: Clarice Lispector and Maurice Blanchot
  2. pp. 74-109
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  1. 4. Poetry, Passion, and History: Marina Tsvetayeva
  2. pp. 110-152
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 153-156
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816683765
Related ISBN
9780816619412
MARC Record
OCLC
191932308
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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