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If you want disturbing Intense and disturbing recollection of mental collapse.

Those of Mr K.? Dec 19, Mark rated it really liked it. The Whiteness jazmih the Red Spot A beautiful three-part confessional poem written in first-person p.

The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts by Unica Zürn

She’s not the most beautiful of writers, and honestly, the prose is fairly pedestrian is it the translation? To young Unica he was the pinnacle hazmin love and she secretly married him. Hornbacher and Zurn speak from the same hymn sheet: Joseph rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Notes on Her Last? Zurn’s familiarity with Surrealist conceptions of the psyche, and her extraordinary self-possession during the most alarming experiences are allied to vivid descriptive powers which make this a literary as well as a psychological masterpiece.

The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts

Her suicide was the culmination of thirteen years of zurj crises which are described with disarming, honest lucidity in ‘The Man Of Jasmine’, subtitled Impressions from a Mental Illness. Or is it just me who likes to keep the roly poly packed away? This entirely artificial process produces real meanings for her; at times she feels she is in possession of the keys to wl universe, but at other times… total despair.

For the surrealist cause. And because Unica Zurn mingled with a surrealist crowd in the s and 50s, Ray, Zjrn, Ernst as a result both of her liaison with Hans Bellmer and also her anagram poetry and automatic painting, its real easy to fall prey to contra-Fundamental Attribution Error which here means overvaluing the situational status quo vs personal attributes and assume Zurn is engaged in surrealistic existential angst, buoyed by her well documented depression.


Worth reading for lovers of Henri Michaux, too –he was, Zurn believed, the Man of Jasmine, a figure of whom she’d dreamed ever since childhood.

Unica Zurn was Hans Bellmer ‘s partner for years. The best introduction to Zurn’s work. Jan 04, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: The donkeys’ dream was talking next door. Jan 10, Pembroke rated it it was amazing.

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Anagrams allowed her to dissect the language of everyday, to personalise it, and to make it reveal hidden at its core astonishing messages, threats and evocations. The world portrayed is a chilling, alien landscape with very little demarcation between inner and outer, the whole surcharged with her mental state, saturated with her inner self, and then given outer meaning by her obsessions, particularly through the writing of anagrams. Nov homre, Sara Laflamme rated it it was ok. Large shapes — like wings — float up to her, opening and closing — gently at first — until they slowly fill the room and she has the impression that she is in the presence of apparitions which are not at all related ho,bre this world.

Crimson rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Looking at them carefully, these creatures have in fact nothing terrifying about them — they lack eyes and faces, and they radiate an enormous dignity, an uncanny seriousness, something very noble. Apr 23, Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. She is remembered for her works of anagram poetry, exhibitions of automatic drawing, and her photographic collaborations with Hans Bellmer. I fell asleep while reading this book so you can probably guess how I feel about it.

Sep 03, Nicholaus Patnaude rated it it was amazing. The first toad died in great misery of Hik. Astral rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Even better than her semi-autobiographical tale of almost-pre-teen-angst, Dark SpringUnica Zurn’s more overtly autiobiographical account of her years of battling what seems like a kind of severe bipolar disorder is somehow both more real and far more surreal, as she meticulously documents both the strange and captivating visions and thought so of her elevated moods along with the crippling stasis and boredom of her hospitalizations during the depressive stretches.


Whenever these birdless, greyish-black wings fly up too close to her, she raises her hand in a sudden anxiety and fends them off. Zurn’s mental collapse was initiated when she encountered in the real world her childhood fantasy figure “the man of jasmine”: Zurn’s compelling narrative also reveals her uneasy relationship with words and language, which she attempted to resolve by the compulsive writing of anagrams.

Apr 26, K. Pascale Hendricks rated it really liked it Jul 26, Unjca beings — she can not describe them in any other way, reveal that they jamin the clear and frightening intention of encircling her. I’m reading this in French. Open Preview See a Problem?

For the remainder of her life he alternately haunted and solaced her, a vision of homvre leading her to heights of joy, then over the edge into depression. Breath means life, means winding dreams of the strange adventure. View all 6 comments.

But her megalomania is a humble variety, reached by total passivity. The Man of Jasmine is an autobiography, but highly stylised. In Ambush Hombee strange and rambling story that incorporates some many?

Return to Book Page. It would be difficult to surmise much of this only purely reading Zurn: Michaux reminded her of “The Man of Jasmine,” a fictional character she “married” when she was six.