Scarlet Imprint Opens Pre-orders for Artaud and the Gnostic Drama

The pre-order for Artaud and the Gnostic Drama by Jane Goodall is now open. Issued in three editions – the fine CATHAR edition, the standard hardback MOMO edition, and a paperback, in super octavo format (270 x 180mm), the book is 272 pp and includes 14 colour and 2 black & white illustrations. The standard hardback and paperback editions will ship in mid December to be with you by the solstice. Work on the fine edition will commence in January and be completed in early Spring 2021.The pre-order for Artaud and the Gnostic Drama by Jane Goodall is now open. Issued in three editions – the fine CATHAR edition, the standard hardback MOMO edition, and a paperback, in super octavo format (270 x 180mm), the book is 272 pp and includes 14 colour and 2 black & white illustrations. The standard hardback and paperback editions will ship in mid December to be with you by the solstice. Work on the fine edition will commence in January and be completed in early Spring 2021.

Artaud and the Gnostic Drama In Artaud and the Gnostic Drama, Jane Goodall offers a reappraisal of the importance of Antonin Artaud (1896 –1948), mythologised as an icon of failure and madness, and examines the intricate parallels between his heretical dramaturgy and the heresies of ancient Gnosticism. The book situates Artaud, as the most extravagant of heretics, in company with the Gnostics whose speculations served to define heresy in the beginnings of the Christian tradition. His cosmology is inherently dramatic, setting creature against creator, force against form, matter against spirit, pious knowledge against heretical gnosis. Goodall argues that major post-structuralist thinkers such as Derrida, Deleuze, and Foucault, who have enlisted Artaud in their own anti-orthodoxies, have refused to pay attention to the terms of his own heresy. In this refusal, they display an anxiety towards the gnostic drama and its heresies, which mount an assault that may be more powerful than their own upon the founding tenets of Western thought.
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