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The Resource Reveries of the wild woman : primal scenes, Hélène Cixous ; translated from the French by Beverley Bie Brahic

Reveries of the wild woman : primal scenes, Hélène Cixous ; translated from the French by Beverley Bie Brahic

Label
Reveries of the wild woman : primal scenes
Title
Reveries of the wild woman
Title remainder
primal scenes
Statement of responsibility
Hélène Cixous ; translated from the French by Beverley Bie Brahic
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "Born to an Algerian-French father and a German mother, both Jews, Helene Cixous experienced a childhood fraught with racial and gender crises. In this moving story she recounts how small domestic events - a new dog, the gift of a bicycle - reverberate decades later with social and psychological meaning. The story's protagonist, whose life resembles that of the author, endures a double alienation: from Algerians because she is French and from the French because she is Jewish. The isolation and exclusion Cixous and her family feel, especially under the Vichy government and during the Algerian War of independence, underpin this heartbreaking but also warmly human and often funny story
  • The author-narrator concedes that memories of Algeria awaken in her longings for the sights, sounds, and smells of her home country and ponders how that stormy relationship has influenced her life and thought. A meditation on postcolonial identity and gender, Reveries of the Wild Woman is also a poignant recollection of how childhood is author to the woman."--BOOK JACKET
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IEN/DLC
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Rêveries de la femme sauvage
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1937-
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Cixous, Hélène
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Brahic, Beverley Bie.
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  • Authors, French
  • Algeria
  • Cixous, Hélène
Label
Reveries of the wild woman : primal scenes, Hélène Cixous ; translated from the French by Beverley Bie Brahic
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Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in French in 2000 under the title Les rêveries de la femme sauvage: Scènes primitives. Copyright 2000 by Editions Galilée."--T.p. verso
  • Translated from the French
Control code
ocm62857806
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780810123632
Lccn
2005032360
Label
Reveries of the wild woman : primal scenes, Hélène Cixous ; translated from the French by Beverley Bie Brahic
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in French in 2000 under the title Les rêveries de la femme sauvage: Scènes primitives. Copyright 2000 by Editions Galilée."--T.p. verso
  • Translated from the French
Control code
ocm62857806
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780810123632
Lccn
2005032360

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