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Alfred Jarry (1873–1907)

Author of King Ubu

141+ Works 3,145 Members 40 Reviews 18 Favorited

About the Author

Alfred Jarry, eccentric dramatist, poet, and humorist, was born in Laval, France, in 1873. He was the co-founder, with Remy de Gourmont in 1894, of the magazine L'ymagier, which literally translated is "the maker of prints." This magazine, in existence only two years, presented texts and art images show more from a number of literary avant-garde artists of the late 19th century. Jarry is perhaps best known for the satirical and farcical play Ubu Roi (King Ubu), the first in a series of Ubu plays, published in 1896. Jarry died in 1907 in Paris. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Alfred Jarry

King Ubu (1896) 1,039 copies, 16 reviews
The Ubu Plays (1962) 594 copies, 9 reviews
The Supermale (1902) 289 copies, 5 reviews
Selected Works of Alfred Jarry (1965) 111 copies, 1 review
Collected Works, Volume 1 (2001) 88 copies, 1 review
Days and Nights (1897) 81 copies, 1 review
Visits of Love (1977) 56 copies, 1 review
Caesar Antichrist (1971) 36 copies, 1 review
Oeuvres complètes, Tome 1/3 (1984) — Author — 36 copies, 1 review
Three Pre-Surrealist Plays (1890) 35 copies
Ubu (1923) 24 copies
Patafísica (2009) 22 copies
L'amour absolu (1964) 21 copies
Collected Works, Volume 2 (2007) 14 copies
Oeuvres complètes. Tome 3/3 (1988) — Author — 13 copies
Oeuvres complètes. Tome 2/3 (1987) — Author — 12 copies
The green candle (1993) — Author — 11 copies
Ubu Cocu (1944) 9 copies
Tutto il teatro (1900) 8 copies
Oeuvres (2004) 8 copies
Ubu Enchainé (2013) 6 copies
L'autre Alceste (1947) 5 copies
Le temps dans l'art (1995) 3 copies
Die Dragonerin (1944) 3 copies
Ubu roi / Ubu enchaîné (1987) 3 copies
Antología (1981) 3 copies
Gestes (2016) 2 copies
Machirulo (2021) 2 copies
Choix de Textes 2 copies
Haldernablou (2012) 2 copies
Ciclismo patafisico (2010) 2 copies
Ubu enchainé (2011) 1 copy
Todo Ubú 1 copy
Léda (1981) 1 copy
Ubu colonial (2012) 1 copy
Übü 1 copy
Ubu aux bouffes (1977) 1 copy
L'ile du diable (2011) 1 copy
Nadsamec (2011) 1 copy
De tijdmachine (1994) 1 copy
Odwiedziny Amora (1981) 1 copy
Ubu Roi Ou Le Polonais (1959) 1 copy
La passione di Ubu re (2019) 1 copy
Teatr ojca Ubu (2006) 1 copy
Spekulace (1997) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contributor — 421 copies, 6 reviews
11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1966) — Contributor — 117 copies, 2 reviews
Modern French Theatre (1964) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Traps of Time (1970) — Contributor — 58 copies, 1 review
Four Modern French Comedies (1960) — Contributor — 23 copies
Decadence and Symbolism: A Showcase Anthology (2018) — Contributor — 8 copies
Jules Verne-magasinet 368 (1987) 2 copies

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Silly, but I had to finally read it.
 
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archivomorero | 8 other reviews | Dec 15, 2022 |
یه پارودی از مکبث محسوب می‌شه... نسبت به سال اجرا شدنش که ۱۸۹۶ بوده یه نمایشنامه‌ی آوانگارد محسوب می‌شده و مؤلفه‌های داداییسم و سوررئالیسم رو که بعد از جنگ جهانی اول همه‌گیر می‌شه رو در خودش داره و رو خود جلد هم زده اولین نمایشنامه‌ی ابزورد جهان! و ابزورد هم تا بعد از جنگ دوم جهانی به وجود نمیاد. یه جورایی «تریسترام شندی» ادبیات نمایشیه.
به شدت من رو یاد فیلم‌هایی مثل دیگتاتور یا نمایشنامه‌ی امپراتور جونز یوجین اونیل یا حتی «دموکراسی یا دموقراضه» می‌نداخت. تجربه‌ی باحالیه خوندنش.
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