Link: Is Ferdière Reliable?

This review of Sylvère Lotringer’s Mad Like Artaud is worth reading, but unfortunately the review is uncritical of “facts” stated by Gaston Ferdière. (Of course, Lotringer ‘s book is great and I highly recommend his lecture at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, too.) “Artaud didn’t wash”? Not according to Cécile Schramme! In my translationContinue reading “Link: Is Ferdière Reliable?”

Link: Caws on Barber on Artaud

Mary Ann Caws is one of the best sources on the lives of Robert Desnos, Antonin Artaud, Andre Breton, and other surrealists and former surrealists. Here she reviews a book by another amazing scholar of Artaud, Stephen Barber. Antonin Artaud: Terminal Curses: The Notebooks, 1945-48 by Stephen Barber