The Man of Jasmine and Other Texts

Author(s): Unica Zurn

theory & criticism | art brut | the self

In The Man of Jasmine, Zðrn's vivid descriptive powers make for an unforgettable literary as well as a psychological masterpiece. She describes with disarming lucidity her experience with thirteen years of mental health crises, culminating in her death from suicide in 1970. Zðrn's familiarity with Surrealist conceptions of the psyche, her extraordinary self-possession during horrific experiences, and her compulsion to construct anagrams to make sense of language have let her to be recognised as a great artist, 25 years after the initial publication of this account by Atlas Press.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781900565820
  • : Atlas Press
  • : Atlas Press
  • : September 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Unica Zurn
  • : Hardback
  • : 192