Collection of plays, letters, and essays. The first volume of the "Collected Works" contains the important correspondence with Jacques Riviere, and Artaud's extraordinary explorations of consciousness and creativity in Umbilico Limbo and Nerve Scales, as well as essays on life and death, suicide, drugs, lunacy, religion and art, poems, manifestos, the terrifying short play The Spurt of Bloodletters and other material. This important volume is essential to an understanding of the art and theater of our time and will give endless pleasure and information to its readers. Translated and with an introduction by Victor Corti.
Literature-Fiction, History-Criticism, Criticism-Theory,