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Hélène Cixous's Concept of Love as a Strategy of Feminine Writing in Margaret Atwood's Life before Man

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Arak Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (4), Pages 92-99, April,2 (2015)


This paper focuses on Margaret Atwoods Life before Man to find elements of similarity between her writing and Hlne Cixouss thoughts. In order to achieve this goal, her approach, feminine writing will be discussed in detail and love as the key word of this approach will be also applied to main characters in before-mentioned novel. Here love represented as a means of transforming the relation between self and other to a none-violent one. The lack of love results to characters failure in their relations and subverts their lives to vicious circle.


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