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Zero's Neighbour

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Zero's Neighbour is Helene Cixous's tribute to theminimalist genius of the artist in exile who courted nothingness inhis writing like nobody else: Samuel Beckett. In this unabashedlypersonal odyssey through a sizeable range of his novels, plays andpoems, Cixous celebrates Beckett s linguistic flair and thepoignant, powerful thrust of his stylistic terseness, andpassionately declares her love for his unrivalled expression of themeaningless precious little of life, its unfathomablebanality ending in chaos and death. Poised between a critical essayand a textual performance across two languages adapting Beckett'sown literary vein, this book will appeal to scholars, critics andcreative writers as well as students of the greyself-Sam . Its allusive intertextual insights will also proveto be of critical relevance to readers of Dante and Proust, amongother literary figures, as much as to those appreciative ofCixous s own inimitable genius for dissecting thequintessence of the life and works of a neighbourly artist.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 92 pages
  • 124 x 192 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0745644155
  • 9780745644158

Review quote

"A fascinating meditation by one wordsmith on another: Cixous's text reflects not only on Beckett and her relations to his work but also on the very nature of translation itself." Christina Howells' "Precious little," quotes Cixous from Beckett, finding the precise intersection between her own expansive, luscious prose and Beckett's stark and hilarious minimalism. Zero's Neighbour is a fascinating and fantastic confrontation between two very different, equally admirable, proponents of the art of living one's writing out of the certainty of nothing.' Geoffrey Bennington, Emory University 'This book promises to become as influential in Beckett studies as its author's writings on Joyce proved to be for Joyce studies. A work of poetry as much as of criticism by one great writer on another, this text will be of interest to anyone concerned with questioning the literary experience.' Mairead Hanrahan, University College Londonshow more

About Helene Cixous

Helene Cixous is one of the world's leadingwriters. She is the founder and former director of the Centre deRecherche en Etudes Femininesat the Universite deParis VIII. Translated by Laurent Milesishow more

Back cover copy

Zero's Neighbour is Helene Cixous's tribute to the minimalist genius of the artist in exile who courted nothingness in his writing like nobody else: Samuel Beckett. In this unabashedly personal odyssey through a sizeable range of his novels, plays and poems, Cixous celebrates Beckett's linguistic flair and the poignant, powerful thrust of his stylistic terseness, and passionately declares her love for his unrivalled expression of the meaningless 'precious little' of life, its unfathomable banality ending in chaos and death. Poised between a critical essay and a textual performance across two languages adapting Beckett's own literary vein, this book will appeal to scholars, critics and creative writers as well as students of the 'grey self-Sam'. Its allusive intertextual insights will also prove to be of critical relevance to readers of Dante and Proust, among other literary figures, as much as to those appreciative of Cixous's own inimitable genius for dissecting the quintessence of the life and works of a 'neighbourly' artist.show more

Table of contents

'Intra-duction'. Author's Note. Zero's Neighbour. For a final attempt to be done with ending in body and soul withBeckett. Notes.show more

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