Damion Searls presents The Inkblots
February 28, 2018, 7:00 PM
Join us to celebrate the paperback launch of The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing, the first biography of Rorschach.
“Impressively thorough…part biography of Herman Rorschach, psychoanalytic super sleuth, and part chronicle of the test’s afterlife in clinical practice and the popular imagination…Searls is a nuanced and scholarly writer…genuinely fascinating.”
—New York Times Book Review
Damion Searls has written for Harper’s, The Paris Review, Vice, Bookforum, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, n+1, and The Awl. Searls is also a well known French and German translator, with his translation of Hans Keilson’s Comedy in a Minor Key becoming a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award. He received the 2012 Biography Fellowship from the Leon Levy Center of Biography at CUNY to write this book. He also received a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship and a prestigious Cullman Center fellowship from the New York Public Library. Searls graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with a degree in German and earned his PhD from Berkeley.