New French Feminisms
Monique Wittig, Simone De Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras, Julia Kristeva, Helene Cixous, Luce Irigary, et al.
University of Massachusetts Press: 1980. First edition, signed by former owener Bettina Aptheker on the title page. Hardcover in dust jacket. Near fine in a very good jacket.
"Women have been in darkness for centuries. They don’t know themselves. Or only poorly. And when women write, they translate this darkness. Men don’t translate. They begin from a theoretical platform, already in place, already elaborated. The writing of women is really translating from the unknown, like a new way of communicating, rather than an already formed language."