Henri Michaux





Henri Michaux

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born
in Belgium
May 24, 1899

died
October 18, 1984

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Henri Michaux was a highly idiosyncratic Belgian poet, writer and painter who wrote in the French language. Michaux is best known for his esoteric books written in a highly accessible style, and his body of work includes poetry, travelogues, and art criticism. Michaux travelled widely, tried his hand at several careers, and experimented with drugs, the latter resulting in two of his most intriguing works, Miserable Miracle and The Major Ordeals of the Mind and the Countless Minor Ones.


Average rating: 4.11 · 878 ratings · 65 reviews · 83 distinct works · Similar authors
Darkness Moves: An Henri Mi...
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Miserable Miracle
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 102 ratings4 editions
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Selected Writings
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1948 — 2 editions
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Barbarian in Asia
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1933 — 12 editions
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Tent Posts
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4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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La nuit remue
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1935
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Plume précédé de Lointain i...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1930
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2006
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Ideograms in China
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Ecuador: A Travel Journal
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“He who has rejected his demons badgers us to death with his angels”
Henri Michaux

“It is preferable not to travel with a dead man.”
Henri Michaux

“The Surrealist supernatural is a bit predictable but given the choice between supernatural and anything else, I would have no hesitation. Long live supernatural!”
Henri Michaux

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