New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s azure cloth, spine stamped in white, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"He happily submits to the laws of destiny, in the hope that he will be swept along by universal forces and thus lose all consciousness of his individual self." Stated first printing of noted scholar Naomi Greene’s study of avant-garde dramatist Antonin Artaud. Biographical in nature, Greene’s charts the progression of Artaud’s theory and practice, namely the theater of cruelty, which has been called a "holy book" for any educational theater program. Introduction by pioneering American journalist and longtime New Yorker columnist Janet Flanner. With bibliography and index. Light embrowning to endpapers from binder's glue. Some toning to edges of boards, rubbing to spine-ends; light rubbing to spine-ends and panels of unclipped dust jacket. Very good. Item #5438