By Jacques Derrida
Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) was once a degree and picture actor, director, author, drug addict, and visible artist. This quantity offers texts translated into English which describe Artaud's drawings and images. in a single, Jacques Derrida examines the works that he first observed at the partitions of Paule Thevenin's residence. His textual content struggles with Artaud's language and is punctuated by way of footnotes and asides that mirror this pressure ("How will they translate this?"). The easier textual content of Paule Thevenin describes the historical past of Artaud's drawings and images. as a result of a dispute among Artaud's heirs and Paule Thevenin, the ebook doesn't include reproductions of Artaud's paintings. in its place, there's a sequence of photos of Artaud via Georges Pastier. "We won't be describing any paintings," says Derrida within the textual content, that's addressed to that which underlies either language and artwork.