Posts Tagged: Alfred Jarry

Jarry

Jarry checks out

Oral hygiene: it’s never too late

Jarry

Jarry checks out

Oral hygiene: it’s never too late

Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry, fixie pioneer

“Rather more than a simple vehicle, the writing machine was powered by human musculature and fueled by alcohols.”

Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry, fixie pioneer

“Rather more than a simple vehicle, the writing machine was powered by human musculature and fueled by alcohols.”

Alfred Jarry

Scenes from a pataphysical life

“Depending on one’s tastes, inclinations, and social situation, the 1890s were either the Belle Époque, a virile culmination of French culture promising a yet more glorious future; or the fin-de-siècle, the last gasp of an enfeebled civilization on the verge of extinction.”

Alfred Jarry

Scenes from a pataphysical life

“Depending on one’s tastes, inclinations, and social situation, the 1890s were either the Belle Époque, a virile culmination of French culture promising a yet more glorious future; or the fin-de-siècle, the last gasp of an enfeebled civilization on the verge of extinction.”

Pelleastres

Autour de Jacques

The catalogue offers much to gladden the heart of anyone interested in queer/Decadent undercurrents of the Belle Époque.

Pelleastres

Autour de Jacques

The catalogue offers much to gladden the heart of anyone interested in queer/Decadent undercurrents of the Belle Époque.

P_12Jan_back

Catching up

Body Sweats, a collection of writings by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, is a capital B capital D Big Deal in the shadow world of Strange Flowers. I’ve leafed through 2011’s back pages to see what else I’ve missed (or in some cases, forgotten) of the year’s books.

P_12Jan_back

Catching up

Body Sweats, a collection of writings by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, is a capital B capital D Big Deal in the shadow world of Strange Flowers. I’ve leafed through 2011’s back pages to see what else I’ve missed (or in some cases, forgotten) of the year’s books.

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Pages: Bohemian Paris

Bohemian Paris is one of those books so stuffed with ideas and names and references and cross-references and things you’re just dying to look up that it almost induces a state of neurasthenic overload in the reader (well, it did in this reader).

P_11Nov_bohemian

Pages: Bohemian Paris

Bohemian Paris is one of those books so stuffed with ideas and names and references and cross-references and things you’re just dying to look up that it almost induces a state of neurasthenic overload in the reader (well, it did in this reader).

Rachilde

Venus as a boy

Though her business card proclaimed her a “man of letters”, Rachilde was the only female author of note among the Decadents but arguably the one who pushed their preoccupation with gender meddling the furthest.

Rachilde

Venus as a boy

Though her business card proclaimed her a “man of letters”, Rachilde was the only female author of note among the Decadents but arguably the one who pushed their preoccupation with gender meddling the furthest.

Jacques Vaché

Vaché’s epiphany

It’s unclear if death was the destination when Jacques Vaché took to a Nantes hotel room to smoke and ingest opium in 1919 with four companions (one of whom also died). Certainly Vaché’s disdainful detachment from everyone and everything made self-destruction a plausible possibility

Jacques Vaché

Vaché’s epiphany

It’s unclear if death was the destination when Jacques Vaché took to a Nantes hotel room to smoke and ingest opium in 1919 with four companions (one of whom also died). Certainly Vaché’s disdainful detachment from everyone and everything made self-destruction a plausible possibility

Ubu

Ubu unleashed

The violent cultural disruptions dotted like bonfires across the landscape of the 20th century — Dadaism, Surrealism, Theatre of Cruelty, Absurdism and Situationism — were lit at the moment when Firmin Gémier uttered the first word of the play: merdre.

Ubu

Ubu unleashed

The violent cultural disruptions dotted like bonfires across the landscape of the 20th century — Dadaism, Surrealism, Theatre of Cruelty, Absurdism and Situationism — were lit at the moment when Firmin Gémier uttered the first word of the play: merdre.

Alfred Jarry

At home with Alfred Jarry

Jarry has few equals in the field of literary eccentrics. The bizarre, grotesque lead character of his play Ubu Roi was not just his most revolutionary creation, it was the inspiration for his own persona.

Alfred Jarry

At home with Alfred Jarry

Jarry has few equals in the field of literary eccentrics. The bizarre, grotesque lead character of his play Ubu Roi was not just his most revolutionary creation, it was the inspiration for his own persona.