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Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing

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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 code: 9780231076593

ISBN 9780231076593
Series The Wellek Library Lectures
No. Of Pages 162
Publisher Columbia University Press
On Sale Date 22/12/1994
An exploration into the "strange science of writing", in which the author reflects on the writing process and explores three distinct areas essential for "great" writing: the crucial role dreams play in literary inspiration; the importance of depth; and the notion of death.