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Brahic, Beverley Bie

Works: 27 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 3,402 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other
Classifications: PQ2663.I9, 848.91409
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Beverley Bie Brahic
Manhattan : letters from prehistory by Hélène Cixous( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan is the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors. In Yale University?s Beinecke Library, tantalized by the conversational and epistolary brilliance of a fellow researcher, she is lured into a picaresque and tragic adventure. Meanwhile, back in France, her children and no-nonsense mother await her return. A young European intellectual?s first contact with America and the city of New York are the background of this story. The experience of Manhattan haunts this labyrinth of a book as
Geneses, genealogies, genres, and genius : the secrets of the archive by Jacques Derrida( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacques Derrida argues that the feminist and intellectual Helene Cixous is the most important writer working within the French idiom today. To prove this, he elucidates the epistemological and historical interconnectedness of four terms: genesis, genealogy, genre, and genius, and how they pertain to or are implicated in Cixous's work. Derrida explores Cixous's genius (a masculine term in French, he is quick to point out) and the inspiration that guides and informs her writing. He marvels at her skillful working within multiple genres. He focuses on a number of her works, including her extraordinary novel Manhattan and her lyrical and evocative Dream I Tell You, a book addressed to Derrida himself and one in which Cixous presents a series of her dreams. Derrida also delves into the nature of the literary archive, the production of literature, and the importance of the poetic and sexual difference to the entirety of his own work. For forty years, Derrida had a close personal and intellectual relationship with Helene Cixous. Clever, playful, and eloquent, Geneses, Genealogies, Genres, and Genius charts the influence these two critical giants had on each other and is the most vital work to address Cixous's contribution to French thought."--Publisher's website
Dream I tell you by Hélène Cixous( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For years, Helene Cixous has been writing down fragments of her dreams immediately after awaking. In Dream I Tell You, she collects fifty from the past ten years. Cixous's accounts of her dreamscapes resist standard psychoanalytic interpretations and reflect her lyrical, affecting, and deeply personal style. The dreams, reproduced in what Cixous calls both their "brute and innocent state," are infused with Cixous's humor, wit, and sense of playfulness. Dreams have always been a crucial part of Cixous's writing. They are her archives and it is with them that she writes. Without dreaming, Cixous writes, "I would crumble to dust." As in many of her other texts, Cixous's mother, father, daughter, and friends populate this work, which offers artistic and provocative meditations on the themes of family, death, and resurrection. Scenes of a daily life-getting a haircut, caring for her child, preparing for work-become beautifully and evocatively skewed in Cixous's dreams. She also writes of dreams, both amusing and unsettling, in which she spends an evening with Martin Heidegger, has her lunch quietly interrupted by a young lion, flees the Nazis, and tours Auschwitz. The "you" of the title is fellow philosopher and friend Jacques Derrida, to whom these texts are addressed. The book reflects on many of the subjects the two grappled with in their work and in conversation: the deconstruction of psychoanalysis, literary production, subjectivity, sexual difference, and the question of friendship."--Publisher's website
The day I wasn't there by Hélène Cixous( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy and comedy intimately and movingly mingle in Helene Cixous's The Day I Wasn't There. Its narrator, who resembles Cixous, recounts the birth and death of her first child, a Down's syndrome baby she abandons to the care of her midwife mother in an Algerian maternity hospital. She uses this event to probe her family history and her relationship with her mother, a refugee from Nazi Germany; her dead father, after whom the baby is named; her doctor brother, who takes the infant under his wing; and her grandmother Omi. Cixous's elusive writing bears all the trademarks of her poetic and provocative style, vivid with wordplay, intense feeling, and a stream of consciousness that moves freely over time and place. Informed by psychoanalytical theory and always brutally honest, The Day I Wasn't There is above all an intimate study of a woman's inner landscape
Reveries of the wild woman : primal scenes by Hélène Cixous( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author-narrator concedes that memories of Algeria awaken in her longings for the sights, sounds, and smells of her home country and ponders how that stormy relationship has influenced her life and thought. A meditation on postcolonial identity and gender, Reveries of the Wild Woman is also a poignant recollection of how childhood is author to the woman."--Jacket
Hyperdream by Hélène Cixous( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyperdream is a major new novel by celebrated French author Hélène Cixous. It is a literary tour de force, returning anew to challenge necessity itself, the most implacable of human certainties: you die in the end -- and thatʹs the end. For you, for me. But what if? What if death did not inevitably spell the end of life? Hyperdream invests this fragile, tentative suspension of disbelief with the sheer force of its poetic audacity, inventing a sort of magic telephone: a wireless lifeline against all the odds to the dearly departed. It is a book about time, age, love and the greatest loss. A book which turns on death: on the question or the moment of death, depending on it, expecting it, living off it, taking place at once before and after, but at the same time turning against it, contesting it, outwriting it hopefully, desperately, performatively, as an interruptible interruption. -- Back cover
Hemlock : old women in bloom by Hélène Cixous( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A compelling work of autobiographical fiction, Hélène Cixous's Hemlock weaves tragedy and comedy, narrative and meditation in its exploration of various human attachments: between an elderly but still truculent mother and her writer-daughter, between the mother and her sister, and between the writer and her vanished but nonetheless intensely present friend, Jacques Derrida, whose death is movingly evoked."--Pbk.ed, cover flap, p.[2]
Twists and turns in the heart's Antarctic by Hélène Cixous( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twists and Turns in the Heart's Antarctic is a compelling new volume in Hélène Cixous's search for lost time. Readers of earlier volumes-- Hemlock and Hyperdream, among others-- will reconnect with familiar characters: Eve, the elderly mother now in her hundredth year, Hélène, the daughter, who never expected to become a mother at 70, and the brother, childhood companion and rival. She has almost no time to write. ... Twists and Turns, like all Cixous's books, is a many-faceted text, whose narrative spins its webs in corners familiar to Cixous readers: corners with books and writers - Montaigne, Proust, Kafka, Derrida; a theater and plays; friendship, and love. It is a tale on the scale of Greek myth, about the inescapable entanglements of family relationships, that can lead one, in hyperbolic mode, to envision murder and suicide ... This is a tale with profoundly touching reversals."--Front book cover flap
Encounters : conversations on life and writing by Hélène Cixous( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isn't it ... particularly difficult to 'speak' of your work?" Frédéric-Yves Jeannet asks Hélène Cixous in this fascinating book of interviews. "[I]t's only in writing, on paper ... that I reach the most unknown, the strangest, the most advanced part of me for me. I feel closer to my own mystery in the aura of writing it," Cixous responds. These conversations, which took place over three years and cover the creative process behind Cixousʹs fictional writing, illuminate the genesis and particular genius of one of Franceʹs most original writers. Cixous muses on her "coming to writing," from her first publications to her recent acclaim for a series of fictional texts that spring, as, she insists all true writing does, from her life: the loss of her father when she was a child, and her relationship with her mother, now in her tenth decade, as well as with such friends as Jacques Derrida and Jacques Lacan. The conversations delve into Cixousʹs career as an academic in Paris and abroad, her summer retreats to the Bordeaux region to write uninterrupted for two months, her work with Ariane Mnouchkineʹs Théâtre du Soleil, her political engagements and her dreams. -- Publisher description
White sheets by Beverley Bie Brahic( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brimming with light, wit and appetite, 'White Sheets' is a book of clear-sighted affection for nature, art and the body, flying in the face of life's grief and love's hard obligations
Death shall be dethroned : Los, a chapter, the journal by Hélène Cixous( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death Shall Be Dethroned is the ?shadow book? of Los, a Chapter, Hélène Cixous tells us. It came along after Los, but it was always there "hidden" in her notebooks, in the Beethoven notebook, say, the one Jacques Derrida gave her. But when it tapped at the window, she ignored it until the day she had to let it in. This is just of one the enigmas Death explores as it probes an old relationship between the narrator and ?Carlos.? Another is her discovery on the Internet that Carlos{u2019}s archives were at Princeton, and that the archive containing their correspondence was closed to the public: ?Bluebeard{u2019}s closet. The fruit on the tree of Good and Evil. You shall not open.? --
The present hour ; and, In a piece of broken mirror by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anchor's long chain by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rue traversière by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mixture of genres--the prose poem, the personal essay, quasi-philosophical reflections on time, memory and art--this is a book of both epigrammatic concision and dreamlike narratives that meander with the poet's thought as he struggles to understand and express some of the undercurrents of human life. The book's layered texts echo and elaborate on one another, as well as on aspects of Bonnefoy's poetics and thought."--Dust jacket
The Hotel Eden by Beverley Bie Brahic( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘Madame Martin will throw back her shutters at eight…’ With these words Beverley Bie Brahic opens The Hotel Eden, a book about seeing the world. She moves through – Paris, the French provinces, the American west coast – in the spirit of a flâneur, going about her daily life alert to the variety and mystery of human experience: the soup kitchens, the Luxembourg Gardens and the Latin Quarter, the refugees, works of art and areas of damage. The title poem pays a debt to Joseph Cornell, the master of the assemblage, whose ‘The Hotel Eden’ discloses a stuffed parrot and other objects under glass. The eye – the poem – assembles them but cannot tell their intended story. It tells a story all the same. ‘On the tip of God’s tongue, the bird waits to be named.’ This is a book of revelatory indirections, of unexpected moons, creatures, passions, rituals and histories, of days rich in disclosures and in hints of revelation
Ursa Major : followed by 'The bare foot, the things' and 'Oh, divine' by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Bonnefoy was one of the greatest living voices of contemporary French poetry. In this, his sixth book published by Seagull Books, he explores in profound new ways the mysteries of human consciousness. Readers find snatches of conversations—overheard, dropped without any possible conclusion—each pregnant with half-hidden, half-visible meaning. Limpid, punctuated with silences, the poems of Ursa Major are like stones picked up, turned over and set back down on the edge of life
Abstracts et brèves chroniques du temps by Hélène Cixous( Book )

in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished ode to mud : poems by Francis Ponge( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little auto by Guillaume Apollinaire( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunting the boar by Beverley Bie Brahic( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Geneses, genealogies, genres, and genius : the secrets of the archive
Geneses, genealogies, genres, and genius : the secrets of the archiveDream I tell youThe day I wasn't thereReveries of the wild woman : primal scenesHyperdreamHemlock : old women in bloomUnfinished ode to mud : poems
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Beverley Bie Brahic Canadian poet

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