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Volleys of HumanityEssays 1972-2009$
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Helene Cixous and Eric Prenowitz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639038

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.001.0001

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Reaching the Point of Wheat, or A Portrait of the Artist as a Maturing Woman

Reaching the Point of Wheat, or A Portrait of the Artist as a Maturing Woman

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(p.85) Chapter 5 Reaching the Point of Wheat, or A Portrait of the Artist as a Maturing Woman
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Volleys of Humanity
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Hélène Cixous

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0006

This chapter investigates a kind of meditation on creation and the different attitudes that men and women show with regards to becoming an artist. It addresses the difficulties in using the terms man and woman, and shows how an artist is formed. It studies literature concerned in educating and forming an artist, such as the Bildungsroman. The chapter also discusses the libidinal education of artists.

Keywords:   becoming an artist, meditation, creation, Bildungsroman, libidinal education

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