Antonin Artaud : Selected Writings, Paperback

Antonin Artaud : Selected Writings Paperback

Edited by Susan Sontag

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720 pages, Ill.
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Prose: non-fiction
  • ISBN: 9780520064430



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Artaud is the whole point. It's because I hate him and I'm building an arsenal against him shelf by shelf and I'm turning nothing over to him. He is an eatereatereatereater.

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Absolutely essential, even if you don't care for theatre (I once did - my advanced degrees are in theatre). This is worth owning simply because the various pieces make up what can only be looked at as a peculiarly 20th-century spiritual autobiography: Artaud seems at times to contain within his poor suffering head and heart absolutely every malady and wrong of that sickening and wonderful century. The pain level alone makes this difficult to read ... but worth it.Of course I could be projecting. You decide.