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Alfred Jarry

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Alfred Jarry (8 September 1873 – 1 November 1907) was a French symbolist writer who is best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896). [1]

41 relations: 'Pataphysics, Absinthe, Absurdist fiction, André Salmon, Avant-garde, Éditions Gallimard, Baccalauréat, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Book of Revelation, Brittany, Caesar Antichrist, Calvin Tomkins, Cimetière parisien de Bagneux, Claude Terrasse, Dada, Egyptology, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician, Franc-Nohain, Futurism, Guillaume Apollinaire, Hermeneutics, J. G. Ballard, L'Ymagier, Laval, Mayenne, Max Jacob, Narmer Palette, Pablo Picasso, Postmodern literature, Postmodern philosophy, Rebus, Remy de Gourmont, Rennes, Robert Anton Wilson, Roman Empire, Royal we, Spirituality, Supermale (novel), Surrealism, Symbolism (arts), Tuberculosis, Ubu Roi.


Pataphysics or pataphysics (pataphysique) is a difficult to define literary trope invented by French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907).

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Absinthe is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45–74% ABV / 90–148 U.S. proof) beverage.

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Absurdist fiction

Absurdist fiction is a genre of fictional narrative (traditionally, literary fiction), most often in the form of a novel, play, poem, or film, that focuses on the experiences of characters in situations where they cannot find any inherent purpose in life, most often represented by ultimately meaningless actions and events that call into question the certainty of existential concepts such as truth or value.

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André Salmon

André Salmon (4 October 1881, Paris – 12 March 1969, Sanary-sur-Mer) was a French poet, art critic and writer.

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The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society.

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Éditions Gallimard

Éditions Gallimard is one of the leading French publishers of books.

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The baccalauréat, often known in France colloquially as bac, is an academic qualification that French students take after high school.

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Bibliothèque de la Pléiade

The Bibliothèque de la Pléiade ("Pleiades Library") is a French series of books which was created in 1931 by Jacques Schiffrin, an independent young editor.

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Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation, often called the Revelation to John, the Apocalypse of John, The Revelation, or simply Revelation or Apocalypse (and often misquoted as Revelations), is a book of the New Testament that occupies a central place in Christian eschatology.

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Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.

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Caesar Antichrist

Caesar Antichrist (César-Antéchrist) is a short 1895 play by the French writer Alfred Jarry.

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Calvin Tomkins

Calvin Tomkins (born 17 December 1925) is an author and art critic for The New Yorker magazine.

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Cimetière parisien de Bagneux

Cimetière parisien de Bagneux is one of the three Parisien cemeteries extra muros, located in Bagneux.

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Claude Terrasse

Claude Terrasse (27 January 1867 – 30 June 1923) was a French composer of operettas.

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Dada or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, with early centers in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire (circa 1916); New York Dada began circa 1915, and after 1920 Dada flourished in Paris.

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Egyptology (from Egypt and Greek -λογία, -logia. علم المصريات) is the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native religious practices in the 4th century AD.

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Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician

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Maurice Étienne Legrand, who published under the pseudonym Franc-Nohain (25 October 187218 October 1934), was a French librettist and poet.

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Futurism (Futurismo) was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century.

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Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire (26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish descent.

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Hermeneutics is the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts.

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J. G. Ballard

James Graham Ballard (15 November 193019 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist who first became associated with the New Wave of science fiction for his post-apocalyptic novels such as The Wind from Nowhere (1961) and The Drowned World (1962).

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L'Ymagier, subtitled "A Magazine of Engravings", was a French symbolist art magazine edited by Alfred Jarry and Remy de Gourmont between 1894 and 1895.

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Laval, Mayenne

Laval is a town in western France, about west-southwest of Paris, and the capital of the Mayenne department.

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Max Jacob

Max Jacob (12 July 1876 – 5 March 1944) was a French poet, painter, writer, and critic.

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Narmer Palette

The Narmer Palette, also known as the Great Hierakonpolis Palette or the Palette of Narmer, is a significant Egyptian archeological find, dating from about the 31st century BC.

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.

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Postmodern literature

Postmodern literature is literature characterized by reliance on narrative techniques such as fragmentation, paradox, and the unreliable narrator; and is often (though not exclusively) defined as a style or a trend which emerged in the post–World War II era.

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Postmodern philosophy

Postmodern philosophy is a philosophical movement that arose in the second half of the 20th century as a critical response to assumptions allegedly present in modernist philosophical ideas regarding culture, identity, history, or language that were developed during the 18th-century Enlightenment.

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A rebus is a puzzle device which combines the use of illustrated pictures with individual letters to depict words and/or phrases.

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Remy de Gourmont

Remy de Gourmont (4 April 1858 – 27 September 1915) was a French Symbolist poet, novelist, and influential critic.

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Rennes (Roazhon,; Gallo: Resnn) is a city in the east of Brittany in northwestern France at the confluence of the Ille and the Vilaine.

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Robert Anton Wilson

Robert Anton Wilson (born Robert Edward Wilson; January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007) was an American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, and self-described agnostic mystic.

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Roman Empire

The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum,; Koine and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr.) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Royal we

The royal we, or majestic plural (pluralis maiestatis), is the use of a plural pronoun (or corresponding plural-inflected verb forms) to refer to a single person who is a monarch.

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Traditionally, spirituality refers to a religious process of re-formation which "aims to recover the original shape of man," oriented at "the image of God" as exemplified by the founders and sacred texts of the religions of the world.

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Supermale (novel)

Supermale (Le Surmâle, roman moderne) is a 1902 novel by French author Alfred Jarry.

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Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.

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Symbolism (arts)

Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts.

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).

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Ubu Roi

Ubu Roi (Ubu the King or King Ubu) is a play by Alfred Jarry.

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