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Volleys of Humanity: Essays 1972-2009

Helene Cixous and Eric Prenowitz


This book contains a selection of fifteen important yet previously untranslated and unpublished pieces from Hélène Cixous, one of the most famous and influential French theorists. Spanning nearly 40 years of work, Cixous ranges over literature, philosophy, politics and culture in what she calls her ‘autobibliography’. A wide variety of writers are considered, including Proust, Kleist, Lispector, Joyce, Shakespeare and Stendhal. Each chapter in this book is accompanied by references and a commentary.

Keywords: literature, philosophy, politics, culture, Proust, Kleist, Lispector, Joyce, Shakespeare, Stendhal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639038
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helene Cixous, author

Eric Prenowitz, author