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Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing. Description An exploration into the "strange science of writing", in which the author reflects on the writing process and explores three distinct areas essential for "great" writing: the crucial role dreams play in literary inspiration; the importance of depth; and the notion of death. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Other books in this series.
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Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing
Let us go to the school of writing, where we'll spend three school days initiating ourselves in the strange science of writing, which is a science of farewells. Of reunitings. I speak to you today today ApriI 24, , today June 24, through two languages. From one day to another, from one page to the other, writing changes languages.
There are three steps on the ladder. Cixous ' reflections are at once poetic she is best known in France for her poetry and fiction and highly philosophical she is best known in North America for her literary criticism and feminism. She draws heavily on Franz Kafka , the Russian poet Marina Tsvetayeva , Michel de Montaigne , and most of all the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector whose influence is imprinted all over Cixous ' own writing. The School of the Dead -- "Writing is this complex activity, 'this learning to die. Nor is it of little import that Clarice Lispector finished writing The Hour of the Star and then died right away, right after Macabea whom the book is about dies, suddenly, on the street; she dies only so that the book will be finished.