the artist in Jarry continued to be precocious and hid rather than revealed itself in this Exploits and Opinions of Doctor Faustroll, Pataphysician: “It is the. Product Description. Exploits & Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician by Alfred Jarry Translated by Simon Watson Taylor, Introduction by Roger Shattuck. And since Faustroll is based, in part, on Jarry’s own experiences in Paris (Joyce’s Ulysses is to Dublin what Jarry’s Faustroll is to Paris), and.

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Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician by Alfred Jarry

Basically, think of it like this: Which means Jarry destroyed himself. Feb 20, Sander rated it really liked it Shelves: Skip to content You may or may not know who Alfred Jarry is. Refused for publication in the author’s lifetime, “Exploits and Opinion of Dr.

The novel does convey the idea of pataphysics really well though, and I would be willing to read a different book on the subject. He wrote plays, novels, poetry, essays and speculative journalism. But seriously, check out what W. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Jarry wrote of the novel: Well, maybe not a ton, but surely ample footnotes. Speaking of fish, he also drank like one. Along the way he invents “pataphysics,” which is described as “the science of imaginary solutions. Apr 19, Matt Webb rated it really liked it. Jun 01, Tom rated it it was ok. Lists with This Book. Full of humour – both implied and real – it is a strange novel, but there is nothing else quite like it.

Ubu Roi New Directions Paperbook. But one must read ALL of Alfred Jarry’s books to really appreciate the boundlessness of his imagination.

Oh, and apparently, there were blood-red handprints adorning the walls of the stairwell that led to his apartment.

Jarry was barely over 5 feet tall, and he lived in a little apartment that was only a few feet tall, like the offices in Being John Malkovich. His two most prized possessions were his racing bicycle… Look at this fucking hipster right here.

His two most prized possessions were his racing bicycle….

I say this despite the fact that this book reminds me of me far more than I enjoy having to admit. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

He is one of the most significant queer artists in history. You can’t even picture its absurdities due to the impenetrable style of writing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Uarry devotes the last chapter of Faustroll to explaining God through math. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I am so confused.

Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I think other reviewers have done a better job highlighting the difficulty in understanding the work. Besides a lot of authors, some of whom even predate Jarry Lewis Carroll is onewe also have: Jarry began the day by imbibing two litres of white wine; between ten and twelve he would down three absinthes, then at lunch he would moisten his fish or his steak with red or white wine, alternating with more absinthes.

He had a penchant for absinthe and bicycling and he was a mystery even to those close to him. Jul 28, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: He has no other purpose than to be weird and spout weird jzrry.

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