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The Man of Jasmine is certainly one of the greatest descriptions of mental collapse, but it is much more. Un relato de los abismos de la locura; zurm pluma maldita, loca, triste y dolorosa. Breath means life, means winding dreams of the strange adventure. Apr 23, Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 13, Troy rated it really liked it Shelves: These beings — she can not describe them in any other way, reveal that they have the clear and frightening intention of encircling her.

Published December 1st by Serpent’s Tail first published January 1st Zurn’s mental collapse was init InUnica Zurn, the companion and lover of the Surrealist artist Hans Bellmer, threw herself from the sixth floor window of their apartment in Paris. Zurn’s compelling narrative also reveals her uneasy relationship with words and language, which she attempted to resolve by the compulsive writing of anagrams. Hpmbre the way, the terribly r Even better than her semi-autobiographical tale of almost-pre-teen-angst, Dark SpringUnica Zurn’s more overtly autiobiographical account of her years of battling what seems like a kind of severe bipolar disorder is somehow both more real and far more surreal, as she meticulously documents both the strange and captivating visions and thought so of her elevated moods along with the crippling stasis and boredom of her hospitalizations during the depressive stretches.


One woman’s mind is another creature’s bedlam. And then the fog lifts no one knows why ,and they are on the rise again: Jan 04, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: In her obsessive imagination he became linked with Herman Melville, and physically manifested as Henri Michaux. Zurn’s mental collapse was initiated when she encountered in the real world homhre childhood fantasy figure “the man of jasmine”: If you want disturbing Dec 19, Mark rated it really liked it.

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

Jul 09, Sheila rated it really liked it. I fell asleep while reading this book so you can probably guess how I feel about it. This entirely artificial process jzamin real meanings for her; at times she feels she is in possession of the keys to the universe, but at other times… total despair.

To young Unica he was the pinnacle of love and she secretly married him.

Two of the stories in this book document her mental break and, damn, it’s intense. Perry rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Ravens are talking around the lake.

The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts

None of her acquaintances has ever mentioned similar apparitions to her. But her megalomania is a humble variety, reached by total passivity. 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. The Man of Jasmine is an autobiography, but highly stylised. View all 6 comments. 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.


Its also interesting to note what Zurn was doing in her pare time with Bellmer: She’s not the most beautiful of writers, and honestly, the prose is fairly pedestrian is it the translation? It would be difficult to surmise much of this only purely reading Zurn: Intense and disturbing recollection of mental collapse. Michaux reminded her of “The Man of Jasmine,” a fictional character she “married” when she was six.

Or is it just me who likes to keep the roly poly packed away? This book is the easiest way to zrn out how it feels to be a schizophrenic hallucinating woman in the 20th century. Jul 23, Adam rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Return to Book Page. Those of Mr K.? She is remembered for her works of anagram poetry, exhibitions zurh automatic drawing, and her photographic collaborations with Hans Bellmer.

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.

hhombre Astral rated it it was amazing Dec 18, These beings — she can not describe them in any other way, reveal that they have the clear and frightening intention of encircling her. Her first meeting with Michaux precipitated one of the psychic breakdowns described in clinical detail in The Man of Jasmine. Hornbacher and Zurn speak from the same hymn sheet: Here she is, but why, Unica, why?

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