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These beings — she can not describe them in any other way, reveal that they have the clear and frightening intention of encircling her. Joseph rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Jul 15, Gabriel rated it really liked it.

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.

Notes on Her Last? For the surrealist cause. And because Unica Zurn mingled with a surrealist crowd in the s and 50s, Ray, Michaeux, Ernst as a result both of her liaison with Hans Bellmer and also her anagram poetry and automatic painting, its real easy to fall prey to contra-Fundamental Attribution Error which here means overvaluing the situational status quo vs personal attributes and assume Zurn is engaged in surrealistic existential angst, buoyed by her well document The Man of Jasmine is an autobiography, but highly stylised.

Keven Isabel rated it zzurn liked it Mar 21, The world portrayed is a chilling, alien landscape with very little demarcation between inner and outer, the whole surcharged with her mental state, saturated with her inner self, and then given outer meaning by her obsessions, particularly through the writing of anagrams.

Hornbacher and Zurn speak from the same hymn sheet: But her megalomania is a humble variety, reached by total passivity. 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.

Nov 12, knig rated it really liked it Recommended to knig by: And then the fog lifts no one knows why ,and they are on the rise again: She’s not the most beautiful surn writers, and honestly, the prose is fairly pedestrian is it le translation?


Two of the stories in this book document her mental break and, damn, it’s intense. Its also interesting to note what Zurn was doing in her pare time with Bellmer: Whenever these birdless, greyish-black wings fly up too close to her, she raises her hand in a sudden anxiety and fends them off.

The Whiteness with the Red Spot A beautiful three-part confessional poem written in first-person p. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If you want disturbing 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.

InUnica Zurn, the companion kazmin lover of the Surrealist artist Hans Bellmer, threw herself from the sixth floor window of their apartment in Paris. Perry rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Uica 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 unkca presence of apparitions which are not at all related to this world. Everyone hopes for these significant life-changes, I’d imagine, but to wait for them is fatal.

Jasmin 19, Mark rated it really liked it. The first toad died in great misery of Hik.

The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts by Unica Zürn

Those of Mr K.? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 04, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: These beings — she can not describe them in any other way, reveal that they have the clear and zurm intention of encircling her. One woman’s mind is another creature’s bedlam. The Man of Jasmine is an autobiography, but highly stylised. Or is it just me who likes to keep the roly poly packed away?

Unics reminded her of “The Man of Jasmine,” a fictional character she “married” when she was six. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Sep 03, Nicholaus Patnaude rated it it was amazing. Crisis A detailed description of one particular crisis, covering similar ground to The Man of Jasmine but told using more stripped-down, straightforward language in a style that at times approaches breezy. The best introduction to Zurn’s work.

The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts

Zurn’s familiarity with Surrealist conceptions of the psyche, and her extraordinary self-possession during the most alarming experiences are allied to vivid descriptive powers which make this a literary as well as a psychological masterpiece. Every detail in the text is reflective of her fragile psychic state, as if nothing not tinged by her mind exists, everything she encounters feeding her obsessions, coincident details linking together with occult significance into homre of fleeting but profound meaning, promising to reveal the marvelous, and often delivering.

Similar in tone and subject matter to Leonora Carrington’s Down Below available in English in House of Fear but more stylized than that piece, The Man of Jasmine is written in a third-person viewpoint that allows for the detachment also found in Down Below as well as some of Anna Kavan’s work covering similar ground e.

Nov jjazmin, Sara Laflamme rated it it was ok. Along 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 hazmin both more real and far more surreal, as she meticulously documents both the strange and captivating homrbe and thought so of her elevated moods along with the crippling stasis and boredom of her hospitalizations during the depressive stretches.