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Reaching the Point of Wheat, or A Portrait of the Artist as a Maturing Woman

Hélène Cixous

in Volleys of Humanity

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780748639038
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653638 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0006
Reaching the Point of Wheat, or A Portrait of the Artist as a Maturing Woman

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This chapter investigates a kind of meditation on creation and the different attitudes that men and women show with regards to becoming an artist. It addresses the difficulties in using the terms man and woman, and shows how an artist is formed. It studies literature concerned in educating and forming an artist, such as the Bildungsroman. The chapter also discusses the libidinal education of artists.

Keywords: becoming an artist; meditation; creation; Bildungsroman; libidinal education

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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