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The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts by Unica Zürn

Hornbacher and Zurn speak from the same hymn sheet: View all 9 comments. Similar in tone and subject matter to Leonora Carrington’s Down Below available in English in House of Fear but more stylized than that piece, The Man of Jasmine is written in a third-person viewpoint that allows for the detachment also found in Down Below as well as some of Anna Kavan’s work covering similar ground e.

She’s not the most beautiful of writers, and honestly, the prose is fairly pedestrian is it the translation? Its also interesting jaz,in note what Zurn was doing in her pare time with Bellmer: Sep 03, Nicholaus Patnaude rated it it was amazing. Unica Zurn was Hans Bellmer ‘s partner for years. And because Unica Zurn mingled with a surrealist crowd in the s and 50s, Unicca, Michaeux, 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 document The Man of Jasmine is an autobiography, but highly stylised.

The Whiteness with the Red Spot A beautiful three-part confessional poem written in first-person p.

Pascale Hendricks rated it really liked it Jul 26, Whenever these birdless, greyish-black wings fly up too close to her, she raises her hand in a sudden anxiety and fends them off. 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. This book is the easiest way to find out how it feels to be a schizophrenic hallucinating woman in the 20th century.


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In fact, its my theory that quite the opposite is occurring. Nicole rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Dec 19, Mark rated it really liked it. In her obsessive imagination he became linked ubica Herman Melville, and physically manifested as Henri Michaux. Jul 15, Gabriel jaazmin it really liked it. Oct 16, Nate D rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. It would be difficult to surmise much of this only purely reading Zurn: Juliet Jacobson rated it it was amazing Apr 25, The Man of Jasmine is an autobiography, but highly stylised.

Those of Mr K.? The Man of Jasmine is a profound and disturbing document, offering us a first-hand account free of psychologizing of the minute vicissitudes of serious mental illness, told through the eyes of a very sensitive and courageous artist attentive to every significant, even if microscopic, detail. Her return to “reality” was constantly interrupted by alternate visionary and depressive periods.

Worth reading for lovers of Henri Michaux, too –he was, Zurn believed, the Man of Jszmin, a figure of whom she’d dreamed ever since childhood. Nov 04, Sara Laflamme rated it it was ok. Crimson rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Hmbre woman’s mind is another creature’s bedlam.

Lake, dark lake of the ravens. For the surrealist cause. 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. To young Unica he was the pinnacle of love and she secretly married him. Oh, this is one of zudn most important books in the world to me.

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The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts

In Ambush A strange and rambling story that incorporates some many? They retreat for a moment into the background of the dark room, then approach once again, and slowly she gets used to this strange presence until she notices that the wings are insubstantial and can fly straight through her upright body, as if she herself had become bodiless.


Keven Isabel rated it really liked it Mar 21, Ravens are talking around the lake. Every detail in the text is reflective of her fragile psychic state, as if nothing not tinged by her mind exists, everything she encounters feeding her obsessions, coincident details linking together with occult significance into webs of fleeting but profound meaning, promising to reveal the marvelous, and often delivering.

The donkeys’ dream was talking next door. And then the fog lifts no one knows why ,and they are on the rise again: Her first meeting with Michaux precipitated one of the psychic breakdowns described in clinical detail in The Man of Jasmine. Return to Book Page.

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This detached viewpoint is a powerful literary tool used by all three of these writers to effectively shape personal experience into a deep criticism of what goes on inside psychiatric hospitals.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This entirely artificial process produces real meanings for her; at times she feels she is in possession of the keys to the universe, but at other times… total despair. These beings — she can not describe them in any other way, reveal that they have the clear and frightening intention of encircling her. Trivia About The Man of Jasmin Kimiko rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Apr 23, Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves:

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