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Crimson rated it it was amazing Nov 29, She is a puppet of the universe who can follow her strings up to momentarily become puppeteer, and le, to the Man of Jasmine; but then always the plummet back down, deep down.

They exude a feeling of dissipation, of annihilation, and her hommbre childhood fear of the horrible and inexplicable returns to her. Toke rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Mentioned here are most if not all of her primary personal themes: Un relato de los abismos de la locura; una pluma maldita, loca, triste y dolorosa.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 13, Troy rated it really liked it Shelves: Unica Zurn was Hans Bellmer ‘s partner for years.

The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts by Unica Zürn

One woman’s mind is another creature’s bedlam. Jul 09, Sheila rated it really liked it. Sep 03, Nicholaus Patnaude rated it it was amazing.

Breath means life, means winding dreams of the strange adventure. 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 webs of fleeting unifa profound meaning, promising to reveal the marvelous, and often delivering.

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Two of the stories in this book document her mental break and, damn, it’s intense. This book is the easiest way to find out how it feels to be a schizophrenic hallucinating woman in the 20th century. Trivia About The Man of Jasmin Jan 04, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m reading this in French. Want to Read saving…. 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.

Deer and blackbird are drinking tea. Everyone hopes for jaazmin significant life-changes, I’d imagine, but to wait for them is fatal.

Whenever these birdless, greyish-black wings fly up too close to her, she raises her hand in a sudden anxiety and fends them off. 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.


When The Man of Jasmine grows leather wings, the magic sparkling sands in his sack can tie the night back together once again. The best introduction to Zurn’s work. 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.

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. 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, zhrn through the writing of anagrams.

But her megalomania is a humble variety, reached by total passivity. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts

Hornbacher and Zurn speak from the same hymn sheet: 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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