Helene Cixous (1937- ) Born in Algeria, Cixous spent her childhood in France. Known for her experimental writing that crosses the traditional limits of academic discourse into poetic language, she is equally well known for her work in education and as a novelist and a playwright.
'The ultra unscrutable feminist theorist' - "The New York Times" 'A literary critic, and a very intelligent one...a sort of French Susan Sontag.' - "The Financial Times" '"Stigmata's" sample of offerings brings the reader up to date with her current concerns [and] make[s] a worthwhile contribution to Cixous studies ... undoubtedly of value to those students, teachers and researchers who are interested in her rich body of writing.' - "Gill Rye, Women's Philosophy Review" 'HelA ne Cixous is in my eyes, today, the greatest writer in the French language. Stigmata is henceforth a classic. One of her most recent masterpieces.' - "Jacques Derrida"