Genius of the Crowd & Artaud (1 Viewer)

Have just read Bukowski's Artaud-essay in 'Portions'.

His rant on p. 51 reminded me of the style of 'Genius of the Crowd':

After quoting some Artaud ("... all those who ..."), which already sounds a bit like 'Genius' ("... beware the preachers, beware the knowers ..."), he states:

"What Artaud means is those who quickly take any bait in order to make more sublime their ends through weakness and death. Their thought-cells quickly going to bed with anything near instead of anything real ..." etc.

The essay was first published in 1966.
As was 'Genius'.

Is it far-fetched to think, Hank was influenced by Artaud when writing that poem?

Users who are viewing this thread