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Description - Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry

Championed by Dadaists and Surrealists as the first absurdist drama, the play features a main character that is cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque-the author's metaphor for modern man. This drama in five acts by Alfred Jarry is translated from the French by Barbara Wright, with two portraits of the author by L. Lantier and F. A. Cazals, and several drawings by Jarry and Pierre Bonnard, and 24 drawings by Franciszka Themerson, doodled on lithographic plates-all followed by "The Song of the Dismembering," and concluding with two essays on the theatre by the same author and the same translator.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811200721
ISBN-10: 0811200728
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 134mm x 15mm)
Pages: 186
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1961
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) was a French writer of plays, novels, and poetry. His most well-known work, the play Ubu Roi (1896), was first performed in 1896 at the Theatre de l'Oeuvre. Jarry died at the early age of 34 in 1907. Barbara Wright has translated several Raymond Queneau novels; indeed, as John Updike wrote in The New Yorker, she "has waltzed around the floor with the Master so many times by now that she follows his quirky French as if the steps were in English." She has also translated works by Alain Robbe-Grillet, Robert Pinget, Nathalie Sarraute, and Marguerite Duras. She lives in London.

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