Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings

Antonin Artaud (Author) Susan Sontag (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$45.54
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
October 10, 1988
Pages
736
Dimensions
5.54 X 8.26 X 1.77 inches | 1.82 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520064430
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About the Author

Susan Sontag (1933-2004) studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She was the author of four novels, a collection of stories, several plays, and six books of essays, among them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

Reviews

"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