Damion Searls - The Inkblots

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 2 December 2017

Damion Searls is a translator and author based in Brooklyn, New York. He has translated many classic modern writers, including Proust, Rilke, and Nietzsche, edited a new abridged edition of Thoreau's Journal, and produced a lost work of Melville's. His newest work is called The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and The Power of Seeing, and traces what New Republic calls "Rorschach's short and undramatic life in Switzerland, Russia, and Germany, and his inkblots' far longer and more interesting afterlife in the United States, where they came to play a crucial role in postwar organisational psychology".