Presenting graceful abundant love
Question of the time of mourning: I do not cry in advance – I do not precede – Feeling
of grace stronger than everything with me – In the combat between joy and mourning.
(Cixous in Cixous and Calle-Gruber, 1997: 98)
With the jointly authored publication of Rootprints: Memory and LifeWriting Hélène
Cixous and Mirielle Calle-Gruber have constructed a thoroughly postmodern
textual engagement with the concept of writing the self. This apparently autobiographical