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eBook Alfred Jarry: The Man With the Axe ePub

by Nigey Lennon

  • ISBN: 0915572745
  • Category: World Literature
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Nigey Lennon
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Panjandrum (November 1, 1983)
  • Pages: 128
  • ePub book: 1583 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1856 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 202

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Book by Lennon, Nigey. With the brilliant and quirky illustrations of Bill Griffiths, Nigey Lennon's book is an entertaining and thought provoking look into the genius of this little madman from Laval.

Book by Lennon, Nigey. She captures the spirit of Paris during the belle epoque, it's artists, and later goes into Jarry's Pataphysics. For those of you whose tried to decipher Jarry from Roger Shattucks 'The Banquet Years' (a brilliant but dry study of the same period) I highly recommend you peruse Alfred Jarry: Man With An Ax. .

Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) lived fast, died young, and refused to accept.

Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) lived fast, died young, and refused to accept objective reality. Man With An Axe" is by far the best source of biographical info on Jarry in English.

Man With An Axe" is by far the best source of biographical info on Jarry in English. Jarry fanatics (especially those that cannot read French) should look no further.

Alfred Jarry - Nigey Lennon

Alfred Jarry - Nigey Lennon. For despite his sideshow trappings and deliberately outrageous behavior, Jarry was actually a profoundly serious writer, concerned with the largest and most timeless issues-the horrors of human greed and rapacity, the multitude of ways in which it is possible to perceive reality, the relationship between mere man and the powers of the universe, the unfathomable mysteries of sex, and the ultimate perfectability.

Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) lived fast, died young, and refused to accept objective reality As the first-ever non-academic biography of Jarry, "The Man with the Axe" has been legendary since its initial publication in 1984

Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) lived fast, died young, and refused to accept objective reality  . As the first-ever non-academic biography of Jarry, "The Man with the Axe" has been legendary since its initial publication in 1984. AirStream Books is proud to re-introduce it in e-book format to a new generation of readers. Features full-color cover art and numerous black-and-white illustrations by Bill Griffith, as well as a hilarious short story, "The Pataphysician", by Nigey Lennon.

Using the biblical Book of Revelation as a point of departure, Caesar Antichrist presents a parallel world of extreme formal symbolism in which Christ is resurrected not as.Alfred Jarry: The Man with the Axe. San Francisco: Last Gasp, 1984, pp. 16-18.

Using the biblical Book of Revelation as a point of departure, Caesar Antichrist presents a parallel world of extreme formal symbolism in which Christ is resurrected not as an agent of spirituality but as an agent of the Roman Empire that seeks to dominate spirituality.

by Nigey Lennon with illustrations by Bill Griffith. French dramatist and writer Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) is best known for his radical play Ubu Roi, which singlehandedly managed to change the entire face of theater in the late 19th century

by Nigey Lennon with illustrations by Bill Griffith. French dramatist and writer Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) is best known for his radical play Ubu Roi, which singlehandedly managed to change the entire face of theater in the late 19th century

Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) lived fast, died young, and refused to accept . He was a major influence on artistic movements such as Dada and Surrealism, and his nihilistic 1896 play, "Ubu Roi", is acknowledged as the turning point in modern drama.

NIGEY LENNON (Nigelle) is from Los Angeles (Manhattan Beach, to be exact). Latest CD: "REINVENTING THE WHEEL. Tremendously talented and versatile,, Nigey is a multi-faceted composer, musician and vocalist who has also composed and produced for other artists.

Since his untimely death from prostate cancer in 1993, the legend of iconoclastic musician Frank Zappa has continued to grow

Book by Lennon, Nigey

Comments

Sardleem Sardleem
This book isn't readable. Here's the first paragraph:

"The circumstances which attended the birth of Alfred Jarry, absurdist author supreme, were so parochial and ridiculous that their product was destined to spend the rest of his short life attempting to obliterate them. Along the way he also managed to trash, torch, and hatchet vast expanses of 19th century morality, almost as an afterthought. Jarry, of course, was hardly the first exceptional mind ever born into a mediocre environment, but his reaction to that environment went beyond mere reflex to extend into the rarified realm of literature. From this end of time, we can only commend him for the thoroughness as well as the originality of his approach."

Life is too short to waste time with this nonsense. After reading the first paragraph, I returned the Kindle book for a refund.
Gashakar Gashakar
By far, the most accessible biography of Alfred Jarry and his times. If you loved the 'Children of the Revolution' as depicted in the Baz Luhrman film of Moulin Rouge, then read on!

With the brilliant and quirky illustrations of Bill Griffiths, Nigey Lennon's book is an entertaining and thought provoking look into the genius of this little madman from Laval. She captures the spirit of Paris during the belle epoque, it's artists, and later goes into Jarry's Pataphysics.

For those of you whose tried to decipher Jarry from Roger Shattucks 'The Banquet Years' (a brilliant but dry study of the same period) I highly recommend you peruse Alfred Jarry: Man With An Axe. . . it's a great book!
Voodoogore Voodoogore
A brilliant book that captures the spirit of Jarry with stunning and appropriate illustrations and stuff since I have to add words to get this posted.

I cried until I laughed.
Vobei Vobei
A fantastic source of info on Alfred Jarry, a genuinely seminal if somewhat forgotten artistic figure.

Jarry was the deviser of 'pataphysics' - a sort of science of surrealism, and lead a rather anarchic existance in fin-de-seacle Paris - in many ways a creative forefather to the varied likes of William Burroughs and Hunter S. Thompson. Jarry was best known for the riot-provoking play "Ubu Roi," which, some 80 years down the road, inspired the name (and some of the stage presence) of the band Pere Ubu.

Lennon's biography is accessible and well-researched, with a number of line drawings as illustrations, in the spirit of Jarry himself. A fascinating read.

-David Alston
HelloBoB:D HelloBoB:D
An exceptional and comprehensive overview of the life of Pa Ubu himself! This book is very well researched and written (and illustrated!) with a sense of humor that Jarry would have appreciated. "Man With An Axe" is by far the best source of biographical info on Jarry in English. Jarry fanatics (especially those that cannot read French) should look no further.