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Supermale by Alfred Jarry
Book DescriptionThe act of love is of no importance, since it can be performed indefinitely.' With that remark, the gentleman adventurer Andre Marcueil sets into motion an outrageous plot of scientific experiments nd technological heroism focused on author Alfred Jarry's trinity of obsessions: sex, alcohol, and bicycles. Like a mock Jules Verne, Jarry describes the manner in which the 'Supermale' ultimately proves his claim; after 82 times with a woman, attending doctors hooks him up to a machine instead with whom he merges in the book's final climax.'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781878972255
(204mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Exact Change,U.S.
Publisher: Exact Change,U.S.
Publish Date: 9-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alfred Jarry
Ubu Roi, Paperback (March 2003)
Stunning, controversial work that immediately outraged audiences at the 1896 premiere with its scatalogical references, features a cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque main character the author's metaphor for modern man."
Ubu Plays, Paperback (August 1997)
The satirical farce now acclaimed as the touchstone for the Dada and Surrealist movements, the Theatre of the Absurd, and much of the rest of experimental theatre in the 20th century.
Exploits and Opinions of Dr Faustroll, Paperback (February 1997)» View all books by Alfred Jarry
Alfred Jarry is best known as the author of the proto-Dada play Ubu Roi, but this anarchic novel of absurdist philosophy is widely regarded as the central work to his oeuvre. Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll recounts the adventures of the inventor of "Pataphysics ... the science of imaginary solutions."
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