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Antonin Artaud
Martin Esslin
0714542040
January 2000
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Antonin Artaud
Edward Scheer
0415282543
Nov 2003
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Book Description
Addicted to drugs from an early age and incarcerated in a series of mental asylums throughout his adult life, Antonin Artaud was nevertheless one of the most brilliant artists to emerge from the twentieth century. His writing influenced entire generations, from the French post-structuralists to the American beatniks. He was a key figure in the European cinema of the 1920s and 30s, and his drawings and sketches have been displayed in some of the major art galleries of the Western world. Possibly best known for his concept of a 'theatre of cruelty,' his legacy has been to re-define the functions and possibilities of live performance.
This unique resource brings together for the first time a selection of the best critical writing available on the key themes of Artaud's life and work from critics such as Jacques...


The Conspiracy of Art: Manifestos, Texts, Interviews
Jean Baudrillard
1584350288
September 2005
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Review
"[Baudrillard] proves himself to be as much of a thoughtful iconoclast as ever." -- Canadian Art

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The images from Abu Ghraib are as murderous for America as those of the World Trade Center in flames. The whole West is contained in the burst of sadistic laughter of the American soldiers, as it is behind the construction of the Israeli wall. This is where the truth of these images lies. Truth, but not veracity. As virtual as the war itself, their specific violence adds to the specific violence of the war.

In The Conspiracy of Art, Baudrillard questions the privilege attached to art by its practitioners. Art has lost all desire for illusion: feeding back endlessly into itself, it has turned its own vanishment into an art unto itself. Far from...


Antonin Artaud
Edward Scheer
0415282551
Nov 2003
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Book Description
Addicted to drugs from an early age and incarcerated in a series of mental asylums throughout his adult life, Antonin Artaud was nevertheless one of the most brilliant artists to emerge from the twentieth century. His writing influenced entire generations, from the French post-structuralists to the American beatniks. He was a key figure in the European cinema of the 1920s and 30s, and his drawings and sketches have been displayed in some of the major art galleries of the Western world. Possibly best known for his concept of a 'theatre of cruelty,' his legacy has been to re-define the functions and possibilities of live performance.
This unique resource brings together for the first time a selection of the best critical writing available on the key themes of Artaud's life and work from critics such as Jacques...


Antonin Artaud and the Modern Theater
Gene A. Plunka (Editor)
0838635504
November 1994
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Antonin Artaud's Writing Bodies
Adrian Morfee
0199277494
September 2005
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Book Description
Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), perhaps best known as a dramatic theorist, is an important but extremely difficult writer. This book studies the development of his thinking, from the early texts of the 1920s through to the acclaimed but lesser known 1940s writings, on such issues as the body,
theology, language, identity and the search for an elusive and unsayable self-presence, and then uses this as a framework in which to read his late texts. New attention is paid to the processes by which his texts generate meanings, the logics that hold these meanings together, and the internal
contradictions of the late poetry. This allows a new picture to emerge that accounts for the coherent if unequal development of his ideas as well as the drive towards systematization to be found in even his most opaque writings. By...


Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings
Antonin Artaud
0520064437
October 1988
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John Weightman, The New York Times Book Review
"Insofar as the modern theater has come to be, for some people, an alternative to religion, this is largely Artaud's doing. . . . Miss Sontag's introduction, as one might expect, is full of brilliant formulations."

John Simon, Saturday Review
"Artaud matters. Even more than to the theater and literature, he contributes to our understanding of madness, of what it is like to be both a paranoid schizophrenic and a genius observing and describing this dementia. . . . We cannot fail to recognize and learn from what these writings evoke."

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Antonin Artaud's Alternate Genealogies: Self-Portraits and Family Romances
John C. Stout
0889202494
March 1996
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MLR
"....the scholarship evident in the exploration of those texts this short book examines is both original and thought-provoking. The emphasis laid on `the "control" he [Artaud] exercises as narrator in these texts' (p. 23) means that this reader at least closed the book convinced that Artaud's need to insert himself into biographies was indeed a facet, and a crucial one, in his `lifelong project of verbal self-reinvention.' "

Book Description
Most readers know Antonin Artaud as a theorist of the theatre and as a playwright, director and actor manqué. Now, John C. Stout's highly original study installs Artaud as a writer and theorist of biography. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction 1 "Mon ami, ma chimère...": Early Prose Poems on Uccello and Abélard 2 Beneath the...


Antonin Artaud
Antonin Artaud
0714501727
Aug 2000
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Antonin Artaud
Antonin Artaud
0714506230
Apr 2000
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Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism
Daniel Pinchbeck
0767907434
August 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Open City editor Pinchbeck's book debut is a polemic that picks up the threads that Huxley's The Doors of Perception, Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and counterculture idealism left in the culture. Charting his gradual transformation from a cynical New York litterateur to psychedelic acolyte, Pinchbeck uses elements of travelogue, memoir, "entheobotany" ("the study of god-containing plants") and historical research to ask why these "doorways of the mind" have been unceremoniously sealed, sharing Walter Benjamin's melancholy about the exasperating nature of consumerism: "We live in a culture where everything tastes good but nothing satisfies." Pinchbeck travels the earth in search of spiritual awakening through tripping, from Gabon to the Nevada desert. At happenings like the Burning Man festival or a plant...


Collected Works
Antonin Artaud
0714536563
June 2006
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Antonin Artaud: Four Texts
Antonin Artaud
0915572567
March 1982
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Screaming Body: Antonin Artaud: Film Projects, Drawings and Sound Recordings
Stephen Barber
1840680911
February 2004
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Book Description

The Screaming Body gives a full and authoritative account of Artaud's film projects and his conception of surrealist cinema. It examines his unique series of drawings of the fragmented human body, begun in the ward of a lunatic asylum and finished in a state of furious liberation. The book captures Artaud's ultimate experiment with the screaming body in the form of his censored recording To Have Done with the Judgement of God-an experiment which is unprecedented in the history of art.

About the Author
Stephen Barber is a noted cultural historian and the leading authority on Antonin Artaud. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including: Burning World, the best-selling biography of Edmund White; Tokyo Vertigo; the wide-selling Caligula: Divine Carnage; and...



The Theatre and Its Double
Antonin Artaud
0714542342
June 1996
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Collected Works of Antonin Artaud, Vol. 1
Antonin Artaud
0714501700
June 1993
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