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Three Steps On the Ladder of Writing

(1993)
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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.

    

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June 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing (Wellek Library Lectures at the University of California, Irvine)
Author(s): Helene Cixous
ISBN: 0-231-07658-4 / 978-0-231-07658-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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March 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing
Author(s): Helene Cixous
ISBN: 0-231-07659-2 / 978-0-231-07659-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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