Hélène Cixous | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Hélène Cixous.
This section contains 795 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Elizabeth Wright and Dianne Chisholm

SOURCE: A review of The Newly Born Woman, in The Modern Language Review, Vol. 84, No. 2, April, 1989, pp. 418-19.

Below, Wright and Chisholm offer a favorable assessment of The Newly Born Woman, stating that "this is an important book, which transgresses the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose."

The general thesis of [The Newly Born Woman] is that if women are going to take part in history they must write themselves into it. One of the ways of entering this arena as subjects speaking for themselves is to write their story. The problem is that the dominant culture is masculine, and since they cannot create stories out of nowhere, they have to draw on the masculine culture. Yet even in doing so and in taking up the feminine subject positions that men construct in their literature, women will inevitably tell their own story and thus chart a...

(read more)

This section contains 795 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Elizabeth Wright and Dianne Chisholm
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Review by Elizabeth Wright and Dianne Chisholm from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.