Pataphysica 2

Author: Dr Faustroll
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In the great tradition of Nicolas Flamel and Fulcanelli, the immortal Dr. Faustroll returns to introduce this collection of writings on alchemy, that "secret science" no less mystifying and marvelous than our own art and science, pataphysics.Opening this anthology is Part 1 of Alfred Jarry's delightful last novel, La Dragonne (1907), translated from the French as The She-Dragon, and annotated to highlight some of Jarry's many alchemical allusions. Jarry's comic genius brings to life the inhabitants of a little town in the mountains of Savoy, focusing on gaming activities at and around the local tavern, and an oddly militaristic expectant father.Seven additional writers present their research or reflections on subjects as diverse as Chaucer's Canon's Yeoman's Tale, the bizarre Voynich Manuscript, Gustave Kahn's Tale of Gold and Silence, turn-of-the-20th-century South African statesman Paul Krüger (whose portrait bust appears on the Krügerrand), and symbolic dismemberment; two of these contributors present their work in poetic form, one of them seemingly cursed by alchemy, however benevolently, the other positing seven "easy" steps to completion of the "Great Work."Perhaps you will find yourself entwined somewhere in between, like Mercury's caduceus. For all pataphysicians, alchemists, and symbolists: welcome to the other world.

Pataphysica 4

Author: Dr Faustroll
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Pataphysica 4 present the strange "conclusion" to Alfred Jarry's 1907 Symbolist novel The She-Dragon, Part 1 having appeared in Pataphysica 2 (iUniverse, 2004). It also holds the central, pivotal chapter of the novel, which describes a battle that, while entirely modern, reads like ancient myth, conjuring such texts as the Bhagavad-Gita and Homer's Iliad. Annotations highlight Jarry's alchemical symbolism (among other things), alchemy being the ancient "art and science" studied in secret by such modern scientist/philosophers as Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton. Pataphysics is the science of imaginary solutions, and for Jarry, although there is no other imagination than the scientific, modern science has simply failed to keep up with the scientific imagination. Rounding out this otherwise rectangular issue are the works of several returning authors as well as some new ones. They provide additional musings on such themes as Jarry's alchemical/cosmological play The Pope's Mustardmaker, an amorous veteran of an internal war, microcosm and macrocosm, a fugitive writer apparently obsessed with conspiracy theories and baseball, a peculiar Grimoire on a new set of "Glorious Mysteries," and a terrifying invocation of the Thelemic Law of Rabelais (Jarry's literary "master") as adapted by Crowley. Strap on suitable eye protection and enjoy!

Pataphysica

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Pataphysics may be best known as the occupation of a murder victim in the Beatles' song, "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". We learn that "Joan was quizzical studied pataphysical science in the home Late night all alone with a test tube oh, oh-oh-oh." Alfred Jarry, who probably founded the Dada movement as well as the Theater of the Absurd, invented the science of imaginary solutions around the close of the nineteenth century. Pataphysica collects the thoughts of contemporary pataphysicists, pataphysicians, and scholars. They awaken the discipline for our century while writing on subjects as diverse as the Theater of Pure Form, baseball, minute measurement, laughter, language, and the infinite sphere.

Annotated Chaucer Bibliography

Author: Mark Allen
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An extremely thorough, expertly compiled and crisply annotated comprehensive bibliography of Chaucer scholarship between 1997 and 2010

Oulipo

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The literary group known as Oulipo, was founded in Paris in 1960 to pursue writing in a way that contrasts strongly with the Anglo-American tradition. The examples included in this collection all display some form of literary constraint.

Sexual Culture In The Literature Of Medieval Britain

Author: Amanda Hopkins
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An examination into aspects of the sexual as depicted in a variety of medieval texts, from Chaucer and Malory to romance and alchemical treatises.

Pataphysics

Author: Christian Bok
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'Pataphysics, the pseudoscience imagined by Alfred Jarry, has so far, because of its academic frivolity and hermetic perversity, attracted very little scholarly or critical inquiry, and yet it has inspired a century of experimentation. Tracing the place of 'pataphysics in the relationship between science and poetry, Christian Bök shows it is fundamental to the nature of the postmodern, and considers the work of Alfred Jarry and its influence on others. A long overdue critical look at a significant strain of the twentieth-century avant-garde, 'Pataphysics: The Poetics of Imaginary Science raises important historical, cultural, and theoretical issues germane to the production and reception of poetry, the ways we think about, write, and read it, and the sorts of claims it makes upon our understanding.

French Xx Bibliography

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Annual Bibliography Of Modern Art

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The Transatlantic Review

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Millennial Pataphysics

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Alfred Jarry

Author: Nigey Lennon
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Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) lived fast, died young, and refused to accept objective reality. He was a major influence on later artistic movements such as Dada and Surrealism, and his nihilistic 1896 play, Ubu Roj, is acknowledged as the turning point in modern drama. In this first English-language biography illustrated by Bill Griffith--Nigey Lennon presents a vivid, stylish, and empathetic portrait of the man behind Jarry's mythoabsurdist persona, as well as a clear, insightful overview of his writing.

The Deconstruction Of Baudrillard

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Jean Baudrillard is one of the outstanding representatives both of French poststructuralism and postmodernism. Because of radical criticism it was not possible for him to establish a logically coherent theoretical system; the philosophical aspects of his work are specifically merged, therefore, into a critical asystematic fragmentarism, which is the subject of this work. From the critique of the political economy of the sign, through critiques of rationalism, reality, progress, truth, history to the theory of simulation, Baudrillard's specific para-concepts (fatal strategy, symbolic exchange, seduction, hyperreality, pataphysics, etc.) are constantly fragmentarily present in the development of his thought. These concepts are Baudrillard's attempt at disengagement from modern philosophy and his new, unsystematic postmodern view of reality in general. In the analysis of binary metaphysical oppositions (reality-simulation, subject-object, knowledge-seduction, history-end, radical-irradical nihilism, metaphysics (God)-pataphysics), Baudrillard is radically exclusive through the arbitrary preference of one over the other concept. his ideas, it is possible to conclude that these dualistic antagonisms are also paradoxically compatible in his system, this compatibility is very close to the irrational mysticism of this thinker. This book is a clear and lucid presentation of this unique brand of postmodernism to English speaking scholarship.

German Books In Print

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Canadas

Author: Jordan Zinovich
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This anthology redraws Canada as a complex terraincognita of desire and dismay. "Eco-feminism, censorship, and the 'queerness' of the True North. Richly eclectic in tone and material, unrelentingly controversial, and very difficult to ignore. It is likely the most novel take on our state of affairs in quite some time." -- Michael Freeman, Venue magazine, Toronto.

Rampike

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Open Letter

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Jacques Vach And The Roots Of Surrealism

Author: Franklin Rosemont
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The decade that gave the world Krazy Kat, Rube Goldberg, and Buster Keaton also marked the emergence of Jacques Vache. A bold jaywalker at the crossroads of history, and an ardent exemplar of freedom and revolt, Vache challenged all prevailing values, from church and state to white supremacy, and was especially gifted at the fine art of ridiculing the dominant ethics and aesthetics of the emerging age of imperialism. Conscripted into the French Army in World War One, he soon became not only the unsurpassed champion of "Desertion from Within," but also the master of "Disservice with Diligence." His post-humous slim book,War Letters (1919)--included in the present volume--is a classic of surrealiste anti-militarism and subversion. Renowned as the Inventor of Umour (Humour without the H), Vache was--along with Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautramont--the major inspirer of Andre Breton and the surrealist revolution. The first of its kind in English, this book chronicles Vaches boundless originality, creative nonconformity, revolutionary morality (or umoral-ity), and his all-out turn-the-world-upside-down hilarity.

Pataphysics

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: 'Pataphysicians, Marcel Duchamp, Oulipo, Jacques Pr vert, Eug ne Ionesco, Alfred Jarry, Boris Vian, Raymond Queneau, Bruno Fuligni, Jean Baudrillard, Fernando Arrabal, Grigore Cugler, Jean Dubuffet, Roger Grenier, Naming law in Sweden, Brian Reffin Smith, Jean Lescure, Ouxpo, Gail Thacker, Luc Etienne P rin, Julien Torma, Paul Fournel, Stanley Chapman, Oucipo, Fran ois Le Lionnais, Outrapo, Frank T not, Ougrapo. Excerpt: Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 - 2 October 1968; French pronunciation: ) was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. Considered by some to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Duchamp's output influenced the development of post-World War I Western art. He advised modern art collectors, such as Peggy Guggenheim and other prominent figures, thereby helping to shape the tastes of Western art during this period. A playful man, Duchamp challenged conventional thought about artistic processes and art marketing, not so much by writing, but through subversive actions such as dubbing a urinal art and naming it Fountain. He produced relatively few artworks, while moving quickly through the avant-garde circles of his time. The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. Marcel Duchamp's parents' house in Blainville-Crevon. Three Duchamp brothers, left to right: Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Villon, and Raymond Duchamp-Villon in the garden of Jacques Villon's studio in Puteaux, France, 1914, (Smithsonian Institution collections.)Marcel Duchamp was born in Blainville-Crevon Seine-Maritime in the Haute-Normandie region of France, and grew up in a family that enjoyed cu...

Jarry And Me

Author: Oakley Hall III
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Is this Alfred Jarry finally writing Oakley Hall III's autobiography or the other way around? It reads--magnificently--as both at the same time, thus as another instance of that hidden wisdom: we are never only one, but always the occasion of many. Maybe it is Ubu himself fondling the hen, I mean holding the pen? Was there ever pathos in Pataphysics? If not, here it is: one bridge further, Oakley Hall III is at it again, biosplicing his & Jarry s life in the theater and Jarry and his theater in life. You are hereby introduced into the Hall of Post-Pataphysics. -- Prof. Pierre Joris, author of Poasis and A Nomad Poetics