Henri Michaux: Poetry, Painting, and the Universal Sign by Margaret Rigaud-Drayton

By Margaret Rigaud-Drayton

Henri Michaux is widely known as an important twentieth-century French poet and painter. even if his fascination with common languages has attracted the eye of a number of of his critics, it has up beforehand been taken care of as a marginal quandary. Henri Michaux: Poetry, portray, and the Universal Sign argues that his rules on what may possibly represent a common language are vital to an realizing of his works. It means that either his ambivalent articulation of his courting to the languages and literary traditions of his local Belgium and adoptive France, and his efforts concurrently to exacerbate and subvert the diversities among phrases and photographs, are rooted in Enlightenment theories of the connection of the self to nature and its language

Rigaud-Drayton's research makes a considerable and unique contribution to the learn of this complicated artist, exploring the elaborate relationships among note and picture in his poetry and work, and his quest for a unmarried, unifying language or sign.

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