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Risking Who One Is:: Encounters with Contemporary Art and Literature

Susan Rubin Suleiman

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ISBN 10: 1482612704 / ISBN 13: 9781482612707
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013
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Title: Risking Who One Is:: Encounters with ...

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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To write about your contemporaries, whose work is enmeshed in the stuff of your life, is risky business. But as Susan Suleiman demonstrates in this lively and personal book, that risk is what makes such a critical encounter worthwhile. "Risking Who One Is" shows how the process of self-recognition in the reading or viewing of contemporary work can lead to larger considerations about culture and society--to increased historical awareness and collective action. Through subtle and incisive readings of Simone de Beauvoir, Mary Gordon, Julia Kristeva, Richard Rorty, Helene Cixous, Leonora Carrington, Max Ernst, Angela Carter, Elie Wiesel, and others, Suleiman engages in a fascinating dialogue with those who have shared her place and time, and whose preoccupations meet her own. Through Suleiman's encounter with them, these writers and artists enter an exchange with each other, and with us as readers. These encounters open new perspectives on motherhood and its conflicts, on creativity and love, on the intersections of history, memory, and autobiography, and on the politics and poetics of postmodernism. In "Risking Who One Is," Suleiman offers us a new way of looking at issues that are both personal and historical, defining the life of our times.

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Susan Suleiman sets forth in this insightful work an intimate and provocative exchange with contemporary writers and artists such as Simone de Beauvoir, Hé lè ne Cixous, Elie Wiesel, Mary Gordon, Max Ernst and Angela Carter. Suleiman includes us in her voyages of self-discovery as she confronts the conflicts between the problematic and crucial relations between individual life-story and collective history.

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