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Ku teorii krucy-fikcji
Toward a Cruci-Fiction Theory

Author(s): Hélène Cixous
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Cruci-Fiction; James Joyce; Literary Theory.

Summary/Abstract: The text is based on an Introduction to the English-French edition of The Dubliners (H. Cixous, Vers une théorie de la cruci-fiction, Paris: Aubier-Flammarion, 1974). Ms. Cixious indicates that there are two mutually opposing motifs in Joyce’s output: an affirmation and a destruction of the Subject. Focusing on analysing the short story The Dead, the French scholar argues that Cruci-fiction, discovered by Joyce in his short story and mastered then on, up to Finnegans Wake – proved to be his own method of achieving a peculiar balance between the said two poles.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 109-126
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish