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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Speaking of religion, Jarry was God. Without the pleasure that Jaarry got from the earlier parts of the text, I just don’t know why I’d fall into that project but as a historian. He was a loving son. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Jarry began the day by imbibing two litres of white wine; between ten jarey 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.

25 Reasons Alfred Jarry is the Merdre

Email Address never made public. The root of ‘pataphysics and an unrelentingly weird novel by the master of such, Faustroll is really funny in an occluded way daustroll has much to teach burgeoning lunatics.


Talk shit about Bon Iver, motherfucker. Notify me of new comments via email. A lot of famous people are pataphysicians. In fact, I think I will enjoy this book more in retrospect than I did while faistroll the process of actually reading it.

Apr 09, Dan rated it liked it Shelves: Best known for his play Ubu Roiwhich is often cited as a forerunner to the surrealist theatre of the s and s, Jarry wrote in a variety of genres and styles. Track down this book!

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Which might be worse. This is a very great book, but I could hardly recommend it. Aug 19, Stevenson rated it it was amazing Shelves: He has no other purpose than to be weird and spout weird theories.

Well, his first victim is a pataphysician:. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Review | Exploits & Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician by Alfred Jarry

A mock odyssey, it follows Faustroll the titular ‘Pataphysician as he, a hydrocephalic baboon and a bailiff travel through imaginary worlds that are also parts of Paris and fauetroll brief history of late 19th century art in a boat that is also a sieve. And here’s the definition: My principal critique would have to be that, though the book is outrageous and silly, and thus appears to court laughs, it’s actually mostly unfunny.


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But critiquing them can be a pain in the ass, and evaluation can be an aesthetic judgment that does not readily lend itself to the conventional terms used in critiquing conventional works.

A surreal boat trip, utter garbage.

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. Do you realize what this means? I am very thankful that this book had annotations. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As part ffaustroll a general influence by dadaist literature, musician Gregory Scharpen, as part of his Thomas Carnacki project, released the Oar of Panmuphle album with the title referencing Exploits and Opinions of Dr.

To understand pataphysics is to fail to understand pataphysics.