The Major Ordeals of the Mind & the Countless Minor Ones

Henri Michaux


Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 170pp., 5.5 x 8.25 inches.

Fine with bright, unmarked boards, crisp pages and tight binding. Includes the publisher's original review slip. Scarce in such condition with the review slip.

"Dazzling descriptions of the operations of the normal and abnormal mind, revealed in controlled drug experiments."

First U.S. edition of the first English translation after the original 1966 publication by Éditions Gallimard in its original French language.

Includes chapters titled "The Presences Which Should Not Be There", "Ravaged Self-Consciousness", "Divestment From Space" and more. A classic of psychedelic literature.