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The Resource Dream I tell you, by Hélène Cixous ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic

Dream I tell you, by Hélène Cixous ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic

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Dream I tell you
Title
Dream I tell you
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by Hélène Cixous ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"For years, Helene Cixous has been writing down fragments of her dreams immediately after awaking. In Dream I Tell You, she collects fifty from the past ten years. Cixous's accounts of her dreamscapes resist standard psychoanalytic interpretations and reflect her lyrical, affecting, and deeply personal style. The dreams, reproduced in what Cixous calls both their "brute and innocent state," are infused with Cixous's humor, wit, and sense of playfulness. Dreams have always been a crucial part of Cixous's writing. They are her archives and it is with them that she writes. Without dreaming, Cixous writes, "I would crumble to dust." As in many of her other texts, Cixous's mother, father, daughter, and friends populate this work, which offers artistic and provocative meditations on the themes of family, death, and resurrection. Scenes of a daily life-getting a haircut, caring for her child, preparing for work-become beautifully and evocatively skewed in Cixous's dreams. She also writes of dreams, both amusing and unsettling, in which she spends an evening with Martin Heidegger, has her lunch quietly interrupted by a young lion, flees the Nazis, and tours Auschwitz. The "you" of the title is fellow philosopher and friend Jacques Derrida, to whom these texts are addressed. The book reflects on many of the subjects the two grappled with in their work and in conversation: the deconstruction of psychoanalysis, literary production, subjectivity, sexual difference, and the question of friendship."--
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1937-
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Cixous, Hélène
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Literary form
non fiction
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Brahic, Beverley Bie
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European perspectives
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Cixous, Hélène
Label
Dream I tell you, by Hélène Cixous ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic
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rdacontent
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ocm62302464
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780231138833
Lccn
2005033480
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)62302464
Label
Dream I tell you, by Hélène Cixous ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic
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
ocm62302464
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780231138833
Lccn
2005033480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)62302464

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