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Volleys of Humanity

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/9780748639038.003.0016
Volleys of Humanity

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This chapter identifies reading as the virtue that makes people human. It shows that when people read, they are in a form of dialogue with the author. It also looks at people's desire and curiosity about ‘Humanity’, which is a form of abstraction. The chapter also studies some features of Humanity, such as cowardice and cruelty.

Keywords: reading; dialogue; Humanity; abstraction; cowardice; cruelty

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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