Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s violet cloth, spine and upper board stamped in metallic blue and gilt, chartreuse endpapers, top edge stained magenta, original illustrated dust jacket.
"Theater of Cruelty means a theater difficult and cruel for myself first of all." American linguist and scholar Eric Sellin’s monograph on French avant-garde dramatist Antonin Artaud. The first book to comprehensively analyze Artaud's theories, sources, and the extent to which he employed them within his own body of work, Sellin’s study remains an essential text on his revolutionary concept of the Theater of Cruelty. With bibliography and index. Dust jacket designed by Vincent Torre. Light sunning to board edges, trace of sticker removal to front endpaper; unclipped dust jacket with rubbing to spine-ends and lightly soiled. Very good. Item #5192