which his texts generate meanings, the logics that hold these meanings together, and the internal contradictions of the late poetry. This allows a new picture to emerge that accounts for the coherent if unequal development of his ideas as well as the drive towards systematisation to be found in even
his most opaque writings. By returning to the texts and focusing on the specific terms of Artaud's writing, as well as their gleeful resourcefulness and ludicity, it is argued that Artaud needs to be considered not as a contestatory psychotic but as a writer of the first magnitude.
Accessible to both scholar and newcomer, this illuminating and original study will refocus critical thought on both the development of Artaud's thinking and the significance of his oft-neglected later work. - ;Morfee's book is an excellent guide for the reader wishing to find ways into the late texts, ways of reading Artaud's extravagantly inventive record of his writing body's battle with 'the loss that occurs in telling' - Mary Noonan, French Studies Quarterly Review;Impressive and possibly unique contribution to Artaud studies...an extremely well-written, lucid and intelligent account of a gifted writer too often regarded as insane. - Ian Pindar, Times Literary Supplement
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