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Algerian ImprintsEthical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous$
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Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172561

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.001.0001

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The Gravity of the Body

The Gravity of the Body

Djebar’s and Cixous’s Textuality

(p.3) Chapter One The Gravity of the Body
Algerian Imprints

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Columbia University Press

Assia Djebar's and Hélène Cixous's approaches to rethinking spatiality are first examined in scenes in which the body disintegrates, or its ascription to a place becomes untenable. The chapter also discusses the genre of their writings, which resists classification.

Keywords:   Autobiography, Circularity, Disarticulation, Encirclement, Fiction, Spatiality

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