The couple had two surviving children, a daughter Caroline-Marie, called Charlotte , and Alfred. Jarry and his classmate, Henri Morin, wrote a play they called Les Polonais and performed it with marionettes in the home of one of their friends. Though he was not admitted, he soon gained attention for his original poems and prose-poems. That same year, Jarry contracted influenza. His mother and sister tended him, but once he recovered his mother fell ill of the disease and died; two years later his father perished from influenza as well, leaving Jarry a small inheritance which he quickly spent.
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The couple had two surviving children, a daughter Caroline-Marie, called Charlotte , and Alfred. Jarry and his classmate, Henri Morin, wrote a play they called Les Polonais and performed it with marionettes in the home of one of their friends. Though he was not admitted, he soon gained attention for his original poems and prose-poems.
That same year, Jarry contracted influenza. His mother and sister tended him, but once he recovered his mother fell ill of the disease and died; two years later his father perished from influenza as well, leaving Jarry a small inheritance which he quickly spent. When he was drafted into the army in , his gift for turning notions upside down defeated attempts to instill military discipline.
The sight of the small man in a uniform much too large for his less than 5-foot frame—the army did not issue uniforms small enough—was so disruptively funny that he was excused from parades and marching drills.
Eventually the army discharged him for medical reasons. His military experience eventually inspired his novel Days and Nights. This is a work that bridges the gap between serious symbolic meaning and the type of critical absurdity with which Jarry would soon become associated. Using the biblical Book of Revelation as a point of departure, Caesar Antichrist presents a parallel world of extreme formal symbolism in which Christ is resurrected not as an agent of spirituality but as an agent of the Roman Empire that seeks to dominate spirituality.
It is a unique narrative that effectively links the domination of the soul to contemporaneous advances in the field of Egyptology such as the excavation of the Narmer Palette , an ancient artifact used for situating the rebus within hermeneutics. The character Ubu Roi first appears in this play. A quarter of an hour of pandemonium ensued: outraged cries, booing, and whistling by the offended parties, countered by cheers and applause by the more degenerate contingent.
Such interruptions continued through the evening. The play brought fame to the year-old Jarry, and he immersed himself in the fiction he had created. From then on, Jarry would always speak in this style. The diminutive Jarry could just manage to stand up in the place, but guests had to bend or crouch.
Jarry also took to carrying a loaded revolver. Unpublished until after his death, his fiction Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Pablo Picasso was fascinated with Jarry. He later bought many of his manuscripts as well as executing a fine drawing of him.
Jarry died in Paris on 1 November of tuberculosis , aggravated by drug and alcohol use. When he could not afford alcohol, he drank ether. The first part of a fictional or pataphysical autobiography of life in the army. The second part of a fictional or pataphysical autobiography of life and the theatre.
The third and final part of this autobiography. Messaline - Messalina — set in ancient Rome. Faustroll, Pataphysician — published posthumously in La Dragonne — assembled and published posthumously in Ballard and Robert Anton Wilson.
Les Minutes de Sable Memorial - Minutes of Memorial Sand — a collection of short early works including the symbolist play Haldernablou. They address contemporary issues in an absurd manner.
Originally published in reviews and collected in
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Come non assegnare almeno 4 stelline? Brilliant stuff, especially that Paul Eluard and Benjamin Peret pamphlet. Jarry — The Supermale The action takes places in only a few scenes, a diner, a short aofred, a transcontinental bicycle race, a stupendously long and ultimately fatal display of sexual prowess the likes of which Ron Jeremy, I am certain, would be envious. Jul 17, Oliver St john rated it it was amazing. His texts present some pioneering work in the field of absurdist literature.
It is set in the s, the near future when it was written. During a dinner party at the mansion of Andre Marcueil, the main character, several guests discuss the nature of love. Arthur Gough, William Elson, Dr. Bathybius, and the host propose four definitions of love. Love is thought to be an emotion, an impression on the soul, an enfeebled sensation and which Andre tries to prove an activity.