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We will continue to read Clarice Lispector’s Agua Viva for the fifth meeting of the Cixous reading group.

When: Sunday, March 10th, from 4-6pm

Location: Artist Zoe Crosher’s studio (www.zoecrosher.com).  Please RSVP for address: interiorforest@alexandragrant.com

Tea and cookies will be served.

Readings:

— The second half of “Agua Viva” — a new translation of “The Stream of Life” by Stefan Tobler, p. 41 – 88.  This is available for purchase at Skylight books in Los Feliz (www.skylightbooks.com) or at Amazon (www.amazon.com/%C3%81gua-Viva-New-Directions-Paperbook/dp/0811219909)

— Cixous’s essay “Agua viva: How to Follow a Trinket of Water” (1980-81) from “reading with Clarice Lispector,” University of Minnesota Press, 1990.  Available as a pdf here: Cixous – Agua Viva.

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Robert Nashak skyping in to Cixous reading group

The next meeting of the Cixous reading group is on Sunday, February 24th at 4pm. 
 
We’ll meet at Lehrer Architects, in Silverlake:
 
2140 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
 
We’ll continue our exploration of Cixous’s interest (and ours) in Clarice Lispector’s work, with the following readings:
 
— the preface to Lispector’s “The Stream of Life” by Cixous, available by clicking here: Stream of Life preface – Cixous
 
— The first half of “Agua Viva” — a new translation of “The Stream of Life” by Stefan Tobler, p. 1-40.  (This is available for purchase at Amazon: www.amazon.com/%C3%81gua-Viva-New-Directions-Paperbook/dp/0811219909)
 
— “Lipstick Traces: Novelist Clarice Lispector’s radiant nothingness” by Rachel Kushner, in the December/January issue of Bookforum, available here:  www.bookforum.com/inprint/019_04/10575
 
Many of you have asked what other texts to purchase and here’s the list:
 
“Coming to Writing” and Other Essays
“Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing”
“Philippines”
“The Selected Plays of Hélène Cixous”
Photo credit: Robert Nashak