Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) was a French playwright and poet. He was a leading figure in the Surrealist movement and, despite a divergence of ideas, remained a dedicated Surrealist all his life - devoting his time to the study of the problem of the conflict between man's physical and intellectual natures.
Here is the most violent book of contemporary literature - that is, a book of beautiful, regenerative violence. -- J.M.G. Le Clezio