Outtake: The Book Of Promethea








Promethea kept stringing irresistible dreams on her magic string. She made   me a necklace that was really soothing.

That is why I would like Promethea’s book to “end” here, like that: everyone can try on the necklace; and you can add all the things you would really like to receive.

Promethea wonders if it’s possible just to “finish like that.”

–It’s all up to you now.


The Book Of Promethea,

Helene Cixous


About Celia Farber

Celia Farber is a journalist, author, and editor based in New York City, who grew up in Sweden and New York City. Farber has written on a variety of subjects for SPIN, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Harper’s, Salon, New York Press, and many more. In 2008, Celia Farber won the Semmelweis International Society’s Clean Hands Award For Investigative Journalism.


  1. john powell says:

    Note: In paragraph eight of the above, “…’awaiting’ determinations of the fate” is a typo. It’s supposed to be, “…’awaiting’ determinations of their fate.” Their, not the.

    Oh golly, I’m such a complicated fart, ain’t I though? Have you ever known anybody who’s as much an unbearably bothersome detail freak, and motor-mouthed/multi-angle analyzer, as he whose present stack of seemingly-rambling precisiveness you are now despising and dreading? :-)

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