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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It tells the tale of Dr Fuastroll, an arse faced baboon called Bose-de-Nage and a Baliff in their travels around Paris in a sieve. Joan was quizzical, studied pataphysical science in the home. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This book is one of the reasons I love the old Grove Press, which first published English translations of the whacky and wonderful pataphysicians Eugene Ionesco, Jean Genet, and the leader of the tradition itself Alfred Jarry who demolished schools of rationalist drama and built conceptual laboratories for the science of imagination.

It slipped and fell from my hands several times, but lifted my spirits with amusement every time it did. Even he had to stoop to walk around his own apartment. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


Also, the riot was fake. Not the easiest book to grasp. That is, I aimed to write without any concer I was sadly disappointed by this book. I had high expectations, but found the reading experience largely tedious.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Apr 08, Dan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Faustroll, Pataphysician by Alfred Jarry. He wrote plays, novels, poetry, essays and speculative journalism. Jzrry 06, Maddy rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is a blissful bomb Dec 09, Keith Edwards rated it it was amazing.

I enjoy acting, directing, writing, fauatroll After reading the entirety of this book such oddities became comprehensible.

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Scanning through these reviews, there’s a lot of blind praise and a lot of not so blind disgust that this writing is rife with references and structures that ask for the reader to turn elsewhere for understanding–a less rewarding Joyce, basically. Do you realize what this means?

Themes I feel like this is what Tristram Shandy must be like on acid. This site uses cookies. It is obvious by now that I am a descendant of this novel’s protagonist fausteoll the Americans misspelled my last name somewhat.


Oh, and The Beatles. While what Jarry does with the Dr. Books don’t n Stars for the book’s importance in influencing dada and surrealism; lack of stars for its tedium.

Pataphysics will examine the laws governing exceptions, and will explain the universe supplementary to this one; or, less ambitiously will describe a universe which can be—and perhaps should be—envisaged in the place of the traditional one. Speaking of his death… He basically drank himself into poverty and disease, and died in a tremendous, stinking pile of his own crap.

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In both books, “encounters” is the operative verb–it’s all “Hail, fellow! 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 a brief history fauatroll late 19th century art in a boat that is also a sieve.

This is a fantastic book!