Rorschach’s Inkblots: Damion Searls and Mark Krotov
Damion Searls and Mark Krotov talk about Searls’ most recent book, The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing. Searls explores the history and endurance of the Rorschach test, drawing on unpublished letters and diaries as well as previously unknown interviews with Rorschach’s family, friends, and colleagues.
Damion Searls has written for Harper’s, n+1, and The Paris Review, and has translated the work of authors including Rilke, Nietzsche, Walser, and Proust. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he worked on The Inkblots as a fellow at the Cullman Center in 2013-14.
Mark Krotov, the publisher of n+1, was previously a senior editor at Melville House.