Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud : Selected Writings

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A revolutionary figure in the literary avant-garde of his time, Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) is now seen to be central to the development of post-modernism. His writings comprise verse, prose poems, film scenarios, a historical novel, plays, essays on film, theater, art, and literature, and many letters. Susan Sontag's selection conveys the genius of this singular writer.
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  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 43mm | 513g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Ill.
  • 0520064437
  • 9780520064430
  • 189,028

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-Artaud remains one of the significant and influential theorists of modern theatre.---Gerald Rabkin, Rutgers University
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"Artaud, who withdrew from the theatre but remained essentially an actor, came nearest to dramatising when he could project his imagination into another man's experience. . . . No one has written more lucidly or illuminatingly about the way van Gogh used madness, art and suicide to cope with an insufferable situation."--Ronald Hayman, "Encounter
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