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Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry (September 8, 1873 – November 1, 1907) was a French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany

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  • Merdre!
    • Translation: Crapr/Shittr! (merde is French for shit, and the deliberate mispelling is part of Jarry's humour)
    • Opening line of Ubu Roi.
  • Clichés are the armature of the Absolute. (Source: Alfred Jarry, Selected Works, edited by Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor. Cape, London, 1965).
  • The work of art is a stuffed crocodile. [L'objet d'art, par définition, est le crocodile empaillé.] (Source: Alfred Jarry, Selected Works, edited by Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor. Cape, London, 1965).

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