Learning the fact that “woke” is actually a Beat term brought back my frustrating memories of the arguments about Artaud between me, who had actually read Artaud’s works, and my ex, who had never read Artaud but was a fan of Allen Ginsberg. While I admire “Howl,” Ginsberg is a disgusting distorter of Antonin Artaud’sContinue reading “Martin Esslin: Artaud was not “Woke””
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Link: Is Ferdière Reliable?
Update: I’m going to have to concede that there are other witnesses to Artaud not always being so hygienic as described by Cécile: Robert Desnos and Genica Athanasiou also describe filthy habits, and the actors who were offended by his body odor were not “on tour” but sharing a dressing room. In C’était Antonin Artaud,Continue 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