Helene Cixous

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Birthday
5, 1937
Birthplace
Oran, Algeria
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
5, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
Oran, Algeria

About

An Algerian-born author, academic, philosopher, critic, and feminist, she is best known for her 1975 work, The Laugh of the Medusa. Her other publications include Angst (fiction) and Portrait de Dora (theater).

Before Fame

During her early academic studies, she focused on the works of James Joyce.

Trivia

Her work is in line with post-structuralist feminist theory and deals with the link between language and sexuality.

Family Life

She was born in French Algeria to a German-Jewish mother and a French-Jewish father.

Associated With

Her philosophical, psychological, and feminist writings were greatly influenced by the work of psychological theorist Sigmund Freud.