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By Helene Cixous

Big apple is the story of a tender French student who travels to the U.S. in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to refer to the manuscripts of liked authors. In Yale University's Beinecke Library, tantalized via the conversational and epistolary brilliance of a fellow researcher, she is lured right into a picaresque and tragic event. in the meantime, again in France, her childrens and no-nonsense mom wait for her go back. a tender eu intellectual's first touch with the US and town of recent York are the history of this tale. The event of new york haunts this labyrinth of a publication as, over a interval of thirty-five years, its narrator visits and revisits critical Park and a half-buried squirrel, the Statue of Liberty and a by no means back to be came across resort within the area of Morningside Heights: a trip into reminiscence within which every little thing isn't the same.Traveling from library to library, France to the U.S., Shakespeare to Kafka to Joyce, long island deploys with gusto the entire options for which Cixous's fiction and essays are recognized: swift juxtapositions of time and position, narrative and outline, research and philosophical mirrored image. It investigates topics Cixous has spent her existence probing: interpreting, writing, and the omnipotence-otherseductions of literature; a family's flight from NaziGermany and postcolonial Algeria; adolescence, motherhood, and, no longer least, the unusual adventure of falling in love with, as Jacques Derrida writes, a counterfeit genius.

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