Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing / Edition 1

Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing / Edition 1

by Helene Cixous, Susan Sellers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231076592

ISBN-13: 9780231076593

Pub. Date: 12/15/1994

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing is a poetic, insightful, and ultimately moving exploration of 'the strange science of writing.' In a magnetic, irresistible narrative, Cixous reflects on the writing process and explores three distinct areas essential for 'great' writing: The School of the Dead — the notion that something or someone must

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Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing is a poetic, insightful, and ultimately moving exploration of 'the strange science of writing.' In a magnetic, irresistible narrative, Cixous reflects on the writing process and explores three distinct areas essential for 'great' writing: The School of the Dead — the notion that something or someone must die in order for good writing to be born; The School of Dreams — the crucial role dreams play in literary inspiration and output; and The School of Roots — the importance of depth in the 'nether realms' in all aspects of writing.

Cixous's love of language and passion for the written word is evident on every page. Her emotive style draws heavily on the writers she most admires: the Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector, the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva, the Austrian novelists Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard, Dostoyevsky and, most of all, Kafka.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231076593
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/15/1994
Series:
Wellek Library Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
403,962
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The School of the DeadThe School of DreamsThe School of RootsNotes

Columbia University Press

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