Artaud 1937 Apocalypse
Previously unpublished letters tracing Artaud's 1937 occult-obsessed breakdown in Ireland.
Antonin Artaud is a literary great of 20th century literature, and this new book brings to light a previously unseen occult side of his life. Artaud's 1937 visit to Ireland was mentally troubled: everywhere he saw signs of an impending apocalypse, and in a distressed state he created magical curses against his enemies and protective spells to save him from impending incineration. This book collects this material, with both letters and photographs, to form a powerful account and an important contribution to the history of 20th-century esotericism.
With an afterword and notes by translator and editor Stephen Barber, plus artwork by Martin Bladh and photographs by Karolina Urbaniak.
London: Infinity Land Press, 2018. Hardback, 120 pages. New.