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By Margaret Rigaud-Drayton

Henri Michaux is well known as a tremendous twentieth-century French poet and painter. even though his fascination with common languages has attracted the eye of a number of of his critics, it has up previously been handled as a marginal obstacle. Henri Michaux: Poetry, portray, and the Universal Sign argues that his principles on what may well represent a common language are primary to an figuring out of his works. It means that either his ambivalent articulation of his dating to the languages and literary traditions of his local Belgium and adoptive France, and his efforts at the same time to exacerbate and subvert the diversities among phrases and pictures, are rooted in Enlightenment theories of the connection of the self to nature and its language

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

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