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Those who are mad like Antonin Artaud, are they just as mad as he was? Madness, like the plague, is contagious, and everyone, from his psychiatrists to his disciples, family, and critics, everyone who gets close to Artaud, seems to participate in his delirium. Sylvère Lotringer explores various embodiments of this shared delirium through what Artaud called “mental dramas”—a series of confrontations with his witnesses or “persecutors” where we uncover the raw delirium at work, even in Lotringer himself. Mad Like Artaud does not intend to add one more layer of commentary to the bitter controversies that have been surrounding the cursed poet’s work since his death in 1948, nor does it take sides among the different camps who are still haggling over his corpse. This book speaks of the site where “madness” itself is simmering.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. 7
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  1. I. The Artaud Affair
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. Was Artaud Christian?
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. II. To Have Done With All Judgment
  2. pp. 31-32
  1. I Talked About God With Antonin Artaud
  2. pp. 33-66
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  1. I Talked With God About Antonin Artaud
  2. pp. 67-126
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  1. III. Clinical Cruelty
  2. pp. 127-128
  1. Who is Doctor Ferdiere?
  2. pp. 129-144
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  1. The Good Soul of Rodez
  2. pp. 145-196
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  1. IV. All Paranoiacs
  2. pp. 197-198
  1. False Witnesses
  2. pp. 199-208
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  1. V. Epilogue
  2. pp. 209-210
  1. Quiet Days in Ivry
  2. pp. 211-216
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  1. Dedication, Colophon
  2. pp. 217-220
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781937561918
Related ISBN(s)
9781937561413
MARC Record
OCLC
928714011
Pages
214
Launched on MUSE
2015-11-27
Language
English
Open Access
No

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