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Artaud Anthology


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ISBN13: 9780872860001
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“I am the man,” wrote Artaud, “who has best charted his inmost self.” Antonin Artaud was a great poet who, like Poe, Holderlin, and Nerval, wanted to live in the infinite and asked that the human spirit burn in absolute freedom.

To society, he was a madman. Artaud, however, was not insane but in luciferian pursuit of what society keeps hidden. The man who wrote Van Gogh the Man Suicided by Society raged against the insanity of social institutions with insight that proves more prescient with every passing year. Today, as Artaud’s vatic thunder still crashes above the “larval confusion” he despised, what is most striking in his writings is an extravagant lucidity.

This collection gives us quintessential Artaud on the occult, magic, the theater, mind and body, the cosmos, rebellion, and revolution in its deepest sense.

About the Author

Jack Hirschman (b. December 13, 1933, in New York, NY) is a poet and social activist who has written more than 50 volumes of poetry. Dismissed from teaching at UCLA for anti-war activities in 1966, he moved to San Francisco in 1973, and is the city's present poet laureate. Hirschman translates nine languages and edited the Artuad Anthology.

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greengills, September 13, 2011 (view all comments by greengills)
Artaud lives in his fantasies and flaunts his so called madness. This anthology serves as an doorway to his insight and perception. He seeks to prove that the real and the unreal are immaterial, there can be no true distinction. Even our most illusory dreams and recollections are as concrete as the ground beneath us. I couldn't recommend this more highly.
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Hirschman, Jack
Hirschman, Jack
Artaud, Antonin
City Lights Books
Short Stories (single author)
Anthologies (multiple authors)
General Literary Criticism & Collections
General Drama
Drama-Play Anthologies
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