In life as on stage. Artaud was furious, terrified, paroxysmal. The entire body of his poetic and theatrical work is characterized by extremeness. His language reflects a fragmented self in quest of incarnation. What inaccessible demon gnawed away at him? No doctor, no healer was able to touch „the terrible affliction of the spirit“ that even took away his feeling of existing. But this derangement allowed him, in a „written scream“, to exorcise a reality that escaped him.