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Selected Works of Alfred Jarry

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Alfred Jarry was a French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany; he was of Breton descent on his mother's side.
Best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), which is often cited as a forerunner to the surrealist theatre of the 1920s and 1930s, Jarry wrote in a variety of genres and styles. He wrote plays, novels, poetry, essays and speculative journalism. His texts present some pioneering work in the field of absurdist literature. Sometimes grotesque or misunderstood (i.e. the opening line in his play Ubu Roi, "Merdre!", has been translated into English as "Pshit!", "Shitteth!", "Shittr!", "Shikt!", "Shrit!" and "Pschitt!"), he invented a pseudoscience called 'Pataphysics.
Green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 280pp. Black and white illustrations. Book has been handled, but internally sound. Previous owner's name on ffep. Dustwrapper has been handled, some surface rubbing, light chipping at corners, grubby overall.

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Author(s):
Shattuck, Roger ; Taylor, Simon Watson (eds)
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1965
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
279
Publisher:
Methuen
Title:
Selected Works of Alfred Jarry

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Alfred Jarry was a French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany; he was of Breton descent on his mother's side.
Best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), which is often cited as a forerunner to the surrealist theatre of the 1920s and 1930s, Jarry wrote in a variety of genres and styles. He wrote plays, novels, poetry, essays and speculative journalism. His texts present some pioneering work in the field of absurdist literature. Sometimes grotesque or misunderstood (i.e. the opening line in his play Ubu Roi, "Merdre!", has been translated into English as "Pshit!", "Shitteth!", "Shittr!", "Shikt!", "Shrit!" and "Pschitt!"), he invented a pseudoscience called 'Pataphysics.
Green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 280pp. Black and white illustrations. Book has been handled, but internally sound. Previous owner's name on ffep. Dustwrapper has been handled, some surface rubbing, light chipping at corners, grubby overall.

Author(s):
Shattuck, Roger ; Taylor, Simon Watson (eds)
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1965
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
279
Publisher:
Methuen
Title:
Selected Works of Alfred Jarry

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