Antonin Artaud (1896 - 1948)

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I saw, that we don't have the name "Artaud" in the our local search engine, so likely he never was mentioned here before. He's mentioned in the context of "Tarot". I occasionally read his name (if there is no other Artaud), but didn't know any details before.

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Laurence A. Rickels (Santa Barbara): The Originary Crack: Artaud on the Hieroglyphic Origin of Language
https://books.google.de/books?id=Teoeil ... &q&f=false
(not complete) ... notes Artaud in context of Tarot (page 506/507)

Biography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Artaud
... doesn't contain the word "Tarot"

Theatre of Cruelty - what Artaud is known for
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_Cruelty
... doesn't contain the word "Tarot"

This is called an important text ...
Les nouvelles révélations de l'Etre
http://archives.skafka.net/alice69/doc/ ... eletre.htm
... it contains 3 time the word Tarot (I don't know, if this is the complete text)

He had a bad reading of some personal importance, I learn. He took peyote some time before.

This text ...
https://books.google.de/books?id=hdhR9d ... ot&f=false
... declares to the above mentioned text: "It is the last work Artaud wrote for publication before his breakdown."

Maybe the above mentioned text appeared in the Artaud work: "The Theatre and its Double" ? This appeared in 1938, the personal breakdown happened in 1937.
If I understand correctly, the 2nd Tarot reading happened at 25th of July (the last that is noted) and he expected something of cruel importance for November 3.

French wiki:
Le 23 septembre 1937, Antonin Artaud est arrêté à Dublin pour vagabondage et trouble de l'ordre public. Le 29, il est embarqué de force sur un paquebot américain faisant escale au Havre. Dès son arrivée, le lendemain, Artaud est remis directement aux autorités françaises qui le conduisent à l'Hôpital général, entravé dans une camisole de force. On le place dans le service des aliénés. Jugé violent, dangereux pour lui-même et pour les autres et souffrant d'hallucinations et d'idées de persécution, il est transféré sous placement d'office à l'hôpital psychiatrique Les Quatre-Mares de Sotteville-lès-Rouen. Artaud racontera plus tard qu'à bord du bateau, on a voulu l'assassiner.


A long time later he recovered a little bit and wrote again a few texts.
En septembre 1946, il écrit L'Adresse au Dalaï Lama et L'Adresse au Pape à l'auberge du Sans-Souci à Sainte-Maxime (Var)56. Il y termine aussi Le Retour d'Artaud le Momo et corrige des textes de 1925 pour les faire figurer dans ses œuvres complètes. Il retourne à Paris où il vivra encore deux ans.
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