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Who is Alfred Jarry?

Alfred Jarry was a French symbolist writer best known for coining the term and philosophical concept of 'pataphysics.

  • also known as Dr. Alfred Jarry
  • born on (142 years ago) in Laval
  • nationality: France
  • education: Lycée Henri-IV
  • profession: Writer, physician, playwright
  • died on (108 years ago) in Paris of tuberculosis
  • written works: "Ubu Roi", "Supermale"


Alfred Jarry is a fictional character from Latin Quarter.


  1. "Alfred Jarry" is a book by Keith Beaumont.
    • also known as "Alfred Jarry: a critical and biographical study"
  2. "Alfred Jarry" is a book by Linda Klieger Stillman.

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Google previewThe Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre (2013)

by Jonathan Law

'pataphysics The socalled “science of impossible solutions” devised by the French playwright Alfred JARRY. Essentially an anticipation of surrealism and the Theatre of the ABSURD, it is exemplified in Jarry's grotesque farce Ubu Roi (see ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Surrealism (2010)

by Keith Aspley

Arnaud's other publications include La vie nouvelle d'Alfred Jarry (1959), Encyclopédie des Farces et ...

Google previewThe Duchamp Dictionary (2014)

by Thomas Girst

Invented by the French 19thcentury writer and punning satirist Alfred Jarry (1873–1907) ( literature), ...

Google previewThe Columbia Dictionary of Quotations (1993)

by Robert Andrews

ALFRED JARRY (1873-19071, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Homosexuality (2016)

by Wayne R. Dynes

Keith Beaumont, Alfred Jarry: A Critical and Biographical Study, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1985.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants (2005)

Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications by Christian Rätsch

Alfred Jarry referred to absinthe as “holy water” (Pendell 1995, 110*). Absinthe was also a source of literary inspiration for such writers as Arthur Rimbaud, Ernest Dowson, Charles Cros, H. P. Lovecraft, Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, Jack ...

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We believe that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts. (Alfred Jarry)
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