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Alfred Jarry - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Alfred Jarry

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Alfred Jarry   (1873 - 1907)
 
Category:  French Literature
 
Born:  September 8, 1873
Laval, Mayenne, France
 
Died:  November 1, 1907
Paris, France
 
Related authors:
Anatole France, Samuel Beckett
 
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Alfred Jarry - LIFE STORIES
 
 
12/10/1896     Jarry, Ubu Roi, Riot
On this day in 1896, Alfred Jarry's avant-garde play, Ubu Roi, opened and closed in Paris. When Ubu came on stage with a large target drawn on his belly, a toilet-brush for a scepter, and the play's opening line of "Merdre!" there was a 15-minute riot. W. B. Yeats was present, and later summarized the new style in prophetic terms: "After us the Savage God."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Ubu Plays
by Simon W. Taylor (Translator), Cyrill Connolly (Translator), Alfred Jarry
drama
 
Ubu Roi
by Barbara Wright (Translator), Alfred Jarry
drama
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant Garde in France, 1885 to World War I: Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Erik Satie and Guillaume Apollinaire
by Roger Shattuck
literary history
 
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