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The Resource So close, Hélène Cixous ; translated by Peggy Kamuf

So close, Hélène Cixous ; translated by Peggy Kamuf

Label
So close
Title
So close
Statement of responsibility
Hélène Cixous ; translated by Peggy Kamuf
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In So Close, Helen Cixous recounts a return to her native Algeria after a more than thirty-year absence. Before she can decide to go, she must sift through large parts of her past in a land where she never felt at home and, from a young age, knew she must leave. Above all, she must confront the depths of her mother's rejection of the country that had rejected her despite years of devotion to the poor women of Algiers. As she is struggling with this decision, she receives a message from Zohra Drif, with whom she has had no contact since their school days, which was just before Drif joined the Algerian FLN and became a heroine in the uprising against French rule in her homeland. They meet in Paris for the first time in more than fifty years and soon afterward the narrator departs for Algiers." "The latter part of the narrative brings a rush of sensations, impressions, memories, and new encounters as the narrator revisits sites from her past in Algiers and especially in Oran, the city of her birth, the city of the family's happiness before her father's death when she was a young girl. The quest to find his grave again in the overgrown Jewish cemetery of Algiers leads to a startlingly moving scene that closes the voyage and the book."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKM
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Si près
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1937-
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Cixous, Hélène
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1947-
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Kamuf, Peggy
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  • Authors, French
  • Authors, French
  • Political culture
  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Cixous, Hélène
  • Cixous, Hélène
Label
So close, Hélène Cixous ; translated by Peggy Kamuf
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn320315344
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
English ed.
Extent
163 p.
Isbn
9780745644363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
So close, Hélène Cixous ; translated by Peggy Kamuf
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn320315344
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
English ed.
Extent
163 p.
Isbn
9780745644363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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