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The supermale Alfred Jarry Snippet view – The trans-continental bicycle race, dreamy and eerie, is the high-point of the novel, with roses blooming on the high speed locomotive and the dead pedaling tandem across Russia. Sometimes grotesque or misunderstood i. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The human capacity for love is limitless. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional alfrde Use British English from November Articles containing French-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements alfree November Eupermale think I agree that Jarry is a genius — it sucks that he was superma,e self-destructive.

Seven prostitutes begin to roam the mansion, and find themselves in a room. Jarry’s equally revolutionary novels form the cornerstones of a science he named “Pataphysics,” a method for the rational disordering of rationality that has influenced countless subsequent artists and writers, from Marcel Duchamp to Wim Delvoye, Andre Breton to J.


Slordige uitgave, met maar liefst 3 dt-fouten. I liked Ubu Roi and wanted to see more of Jarry’s work. Simon on Stanislaw Lem…or Steven…. He describes in detail how he engages in said activity with over 50 women until doctors finally attach him to a machine, with which he becomes one. Nov 08, april violet rated it liked it Shelves: Notify me of new comments via email. I am glad that most people like this book, but to me it is a bunch of nonsense. They continue, while Bathybius observes them from another room.

I will surely need to read th Having gleaned supermlae reviews already on here about Alfred Jarry’s The Supermale, I don’t feel I really need to add much more.

The Supermale

This was my second time reading Supermale and I got a lot more out of it than the jarry time. Jarry’s manier van schrijven doet ongekend modern en surrealistisch aan, en is al even intrigerend als onbegrijpelijk. Buy from our partners.

Ahead of its time in many ways, Supermale shows its contemporaneous age in its attitude toward women, nonwhite races and class. Nov 05, John rated it it was amazing. They penetrate and govern worlds with their glance.

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Jarry – The Supermale

Trivia About The Supermale. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Open Preview See a Problem? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was the co-founder, with Remy de Gourmont inof the magazine L’ymagier, which literally alcred is “the maker of prints.

Jarry’s equally revolutionary novels form the cornerstones of a science he named “Pataphysics,” a method for the rational disordering Athough Jarry was well-versed in the classics his prose did not match that of his heroes.

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Jarry was a genius. Paperbackpages.

The Supermale by Alfred Jarry

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Can’t say I liked it, can’t say Superale didn’t. This is Jarry’s major novel, to be read along with the Gestures and Opinions of Dr.