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Antonin Artaud

Author: David A Shafer
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2016. ©2016
Series: Critical lives (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Poet. Actor. Playwright. Theoretician. Artist. Orientalist. Surrealist. Asylum inmate. Drug addict. Electroshock recipient. Antonin Artaud. In this biography of one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic personalities and idiosyncratic thinkers, David A. Shafer takes readers on a chronological voyage through Artaud's life. Yet, as Artaud navigated through the first half of the century in the company of many of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Antonin Artaud; Antonin Artaud; Antonin Artaud; Antonin Artaud
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Shafer
ISBN: 9781780235707 1780235704
OCLC Number: 944318240
Description: 247 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1.Youth --
2.Paris --
3.Beyond --
4.Performance --
5.Cruelty --
6.Voyage --
7.262 602 --
8.Restoration.
Series Title: Critical lives (London, England)
Responsibility: David A. Shafer.

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A new, critical biography of enigmatic French theorist, writer, actor and artist Antonin Artaud examining Artaud's work in relation to his life, as well as the many influential figures he came into  Read more...

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Why do Americans speak so eruditely about French writers? This is a mystery, and David Shafer, with his outstanding study of Antonin Artaud, continues the tradition. --Laurent Binet, author of HHhH"

 
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