5 edition of Henri Michaux found in the catalog.
|Statement||Editions Ides et Calendes S.A.|
|Publishers||Editions Ides et Calendes S.A.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 112 p. :|
|Number of Pages||81|
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The 's Review: In Miserable Miracle, Henri Michaux describes his almost clinical experiments with mescaline much as Aldous Huxley did in his drug-books. In each case, it led to a body of work, both in writing and art.
Michaux is a character of intimidatingly prodigious creativity, having produced more than thirty books and over twenty thousand paintings during his life 1899—1984. Twenty-five years ago, or more, I tried ether seven or eight times, once laudanum, and twice the most unspeakable of all, alcohol. He grew to become influenced by the Vorticism motion of Ezra Pound. An encounter with mescaline: an encounter with our own selves, with the known-unknown. They separated later that yr.
The secret that, from his earliest childhood, he has suspected might exist somewhere. 1908 Marriage Undetermined location 1908 Burial L'Isle-VerteQC abt. Another 232 words 17 lines of text covering the years 1390, 1500, 1509, 1550, 1603, 1635, 1650, 1700, 1739, 1800, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Michaux History in Henri Michaux our and printed products wherever possible.
He was born on Could 24, 1899 and his birthplace is Belgium. Even Michaux seems to have understood that what he wrote was far from politically correct: he revised the book in particular the part on Japan. But he rejects the temptation to write; it could turn him away from the main point.
The vision of chaos is a sort of ritual bath, a regeneration through immersion in the original fountain, a return to the "life before".
" Numerous drawings and several of the written pages are, fortunately, reproduced, and they are among the most impressive things in the book, suggesting more than the almost neutral printed words can how his body and mind were affected.
I regret to say that I am more the water-drinking type.