New Spaces for Literature: Can Xue and Helene Cixous on Writing

New Spaces for Literature: Can Xue and Helene Cixous on Writing NEW SPACES FOR LITERATURE: CAN XUE AND HÉLÈNE CIXOUS ON WRITING1 Andrea Bachner Contact zones Ouvertes à l'infini de notre éloignement, refermées sur le rien de tangible de l'absence, comment continuer à nous vivre? Ne pas nous laisser encore, env(i)oler dans leur langage. Incorporées de deuil. Il faut bien apprendre à nous parler pour que nous puissions aussi nous embrasser à distance. Sans doute, me retouchant, je me souviens de toi. Mais tant de mots sont prononcés, nous prononcent, qui nous séparent.1 [Open to the infinity of our distance, closed upon the tangible nothing of absence, how can we continue to live ourselves? Let us no longer be rap(tur)ed in their language. Dis/embodied by mourning. We really have to learn to talk to each other in order to be able to embrace us from a distance. Probably, when I re/touch myself, I remember you. But so many words have been pronounced, pronounce us, which separate us.] How is it possible for Can Xue and Hélène Cixous to speak to each other over the distances that separate them? One, Deng Xiaohua (known , Can Xue), is a Chinese avant-garde author now by her pen name, residing in China as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Comparative Literature Studies Penn State University Press

New Spaces for Literature: Can Xue and Helene Cixous on Writing

Comparative Literature Studies, Volume 42 (3) – Mar 27, 2005

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NEW SPACES FOR LITERATURE: CAN XUE AND HÉLÈNE CIXOUS ON WRITING1 Andrea Bachner Contact zones Ouvertes à l'infini de notre éloignement, refermées sur le rien de tangible de l'absence, comment continuer à nous vivre? Ne pas nous laisser encore, env(i)oler dans leur langage. Incorporées de deuil. Il faut bien apprendre à nous parler pour que nous puissions aussi nous embrasser à distance. Sans doute, me retouchant, je me souviens de toi. Mais tant de mots sont prononcés, nous prononcent, qui nous séparent.1 [Open to the infinity of our distance, closed upon the tangible nothing of absence, how can we continue to live ourselves? Let us no longer be rap(tur)ed in their language. Dis/embodied by mourning. We really have to learn to talk to each other in order to be able to embrace us from a distance. Probably, when I re/touch myself, I remember you. But so many words have been pronounced, pronounce us, which separate us.] How is it possible for Can Xue and Hélène Cixous to speak to each other over the distances that separate them? One, Deng Xiaohua (known , Can Xue), is a Chinese avant-garde author now by her pen name, residing in China as

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