By Margaret Rigaud-Drayton
Henri Michaux is widely known as a big twentieth-century French poet and painter. even though his fascination with common languages has attracted the eye of numerous of his critics, it has up in the past been handled as a marginal crisis. Henri Michaux: Poetry, portray, and the Universal Sign argues that his principles on what may perhaps represent a common language are important to an knowing 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 variations among phrases and photographs, 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 examine of this complicated artist, exploring the tricky relationships among note and photograph in his poetry and work, and his quest for a unmarried, unifying language or sign.