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El hombre jazmin/ The Jasmine Man: Impresiones De Una Enfermedad Mental/ Impressions from a Mental Illness (Hardback) by Unica Zurn and a great. Primavera sombria: El hombre jazmin. Front Cover. Unica Zürn. Seix Barral, – pages Primavera sombría · Unica Zürn No preview available – El hombre jazmin/ The Jasmine Man: Impresiones De Una Enfermedad Mental/ Impressions from a Mental Illness: : Unica Zurn: Books.

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The Man of Jasmine is certainly one of the greatest descriptions of mental collapse, but it is much more. Published December 1st by Serpent’s Tail first published January 1st Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When The Man of Jasmine grows leather wings, the magic sparkling sands in his sack can tie wl night back together once again.

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 unic 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.

Crimson rated it it was amazing Nov 29, They retreat for a moment into the background jazjin the dark room, then approach once again, and slowly she gets used to this strange presence until she notices that the wings are insubstantial and hombrd fly straight through her upright body, as if she herself had become bodiless.

Un relato de los abismos de la locura; una pluma maldita, loca, triste y dolorosa. They exude a feeling of dissipation, of annihilation, and her forgotten childhood fear of the horrible and inexplicable returns to her.

Jul 15, Gabriel rated it really liked it. This book is the easiest way to find out how it feels to be a schizophrenic hallucinating woman in the hombee century. Keven Isabel rated it really liked it Mar 21, Nov 04, Sara Laflamme rated it it was ok. Everyone hopes for these significant life-changes, I’d imagine, but to wait for them is fatal. In her obsessive imagination he became linked with Herman Melville, and physically manifested as Henri Michaux.

Here she is, but why, Unica, why? She is a puppet of the universe who can follow her strings up to momentarily become puppeteer, and uzrn, to the Man of Jasmine; but then always the plummet back down, deep down.

If you want disturbing Pascale Hendricks rated it really liked it Jul 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Or is it just me who likes to keep the roly poly packed away? 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.

Apr 08, ilknur a. And then the fog lifts no one knows why ,and they are on the rise again: Breath means life, means winding dreams of the strange adventure. The game offers creative and playful ways for a woman and man to achieve intimacy through non-sexual means while maintaining the greatest possible distance between them. The donkeys’ dream was talking next door. 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.

Two of the stories in this book document her mental break and, damn, it’s intense.

The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts

Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 09, Sheila rated jazmkn really liked it. Both Hornbacher and Zurn are wordsmiths nonpareil, hypnotic, intuitive with language, engaging storytellers. Dec 19, Mark rated it really liked it.

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. Those of Mr K.? This detached viewpoint is a powerful literary tool used by all jazimn of these writers to effectively shape personal experience into a deep criticism of what goes on inside psychiatric hospitals. View all 6 comments. Zurn’s compelling narrative also reveals her uneasy unlca with words and language, which she attempted to resolve by the compulsive writing of anagrams.

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Joseph rated it it was amazing Mar 23, In fact, its my theory that quite the opposite is occurring. These beings — she can not describe them in any other way, reveal that they have the clear and frightening intention of encircling her. View all 9 comments. Nicole rated it it was amazing Nov 18, I fell asleep while reading this book so you can probably guess how I feel about it.


The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts by Unica Zürn

Toke rated it it was amazing Feb 26, I’m reading this in French. Refresh and try again.

Perry rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Jul 23, Adam rated it liked it. Michaux reminded her of “The Man of Jasmine,” a fictional character she “married” when she was six.

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. Its also interesting to note what Zurn was doing in her pare time with Bellmer: Her suicide was the culmination of thirteen years of mental crises which are described with disarming, honest lucidity in ‘The Man Of Jasmine’, subtitled Impressions from a Mental Illness.

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