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In Ambush A strange and rambling story that incorporates some many? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They exude a feeling of dissipation, of annihilation, and her forgotten childhood fear of the horrible and inexplicable returns to her.

Un relato de los abismos de la locura; una pluma maldita, loca, triste y dolorosa. Nuica 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 zzurn carefully, these creatures have in fact nothing terrifying about them — they lack eyes and faces, and they radiate ek enormous dignity, an uncanny seriousness, something very noble.

In her obsessive imagination he became linked with Herman Melville, and physically manifested as Henri Michaux. Jan 10, Pembroke rated it it was amazing. Dec 19, Mark rated it really liked it.

This book is the easiest way to find out how it feels to be a schizophrenic hallucinating woman in the 20th century. For the remainder of her life he alternately haunted and solaced her, a vision of purity leading her to heights of joy, then over the edge into depression. Here she zkrn, but why, Unica, why?

It would be difficult to surmise much of this only purely reading Zurn: Thanks for telling us about the problem. She’s not the most beautiful of writers, and honestly, the prose is fairly pedestrian is it the translation? 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 to this world.


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

None of her acquaintances has ever mentioned similar apparitions to her. Its also interesting to note what Zurn was doing in her pare time with Bellmer: Unica Zurn was Hans Bellmer ‘s partner hobre years. Astral rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Her return to “reality” was constantly interrupted by alternate visionary and depressive periods. Trivia About The Man of Jasmin The Whiteness with the Red Spot A beautiful three-part confessional poem written in first-person p.

Both Hornbacher and Zurn are wordsmiths nonpareil, hypnotic, intuitive with language, engaging storytellers. Nov 04, Sara Laflamme rated it it was ok. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But her megalomania is a humble variety, reached by total passivity. Crimson rated it it was amazing Nov 29, This detached viewpoint is a powerful literary tool used honbre all three of these writers to effectively shape personal experience into a deep criticism of what goes on inside psychiatric hospitals.

Primavera sombria: El hombre jazmin – Unica Zürn – Google Books

She is a puppet of the universe who can follow her strings up to himbre become puppeteer, and beyond, to the Man of Jasmine; but then always the plummet jamin down, deep down. Or is it just me who likes to keep the roly poly packed away? Zurn’s compelling narrative also reveals her uneasy relationship with words and language, which she attempted to resolve by the compulsive writing of anagrams.


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. Intense and disturbing recollection of mental collapse.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Raven, seer of the evil in the evening. Juliet Jacobson rated it it was amazing Apr 25, View all 9 comments. Paperbackpages. 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.

The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts

View all 6 comments. Of particular note is the inclusion of a few of her stunning anagram poems, my favorite of which is this one anagrammed from the sentence ‘The strange adventures of Mr K. Her jaxmin was the culmination of thirteen years of mental crises which are described with disarming, honest lucidity in ‘The Man Of Jasmine’, subtitled Impressions from a Mental Illness.

Her first meeting with Michaux precipitated one of the psychic breakdowns described in clinical detail in The Man of Jasmine. Along the way, the terribly relateable sensation that real life and life-purpose must be only just about to begin, if only the right encounter occurs.

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