According to Irigaray, water is the element Nietzsche fears most. She uses this element in her narrative because for her there is a complex relationship between the feminine and the fluid. Irigaray's method is to engage in an amorous dialogue with the male philosopher. In this dialogue, she ruptures conventional discourse and writes in a lyrical style that defies distinction between theory, fiction, and philosophy.
Luce Irigaray is the author of many works, including This Sex Which Is Not One and Speculum of the Other Woman. She is director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris.
A major new phase in Irigarays continuing archaeology of the feminine in Western civilization. . . ."Marine Lover" constitutes her most powerful and sustained achievement since "Speculum."