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What is 'Pataphysics? (Evergreen Review No. 13)

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Roger Shattuck: Superliminal Note
Raymond Queneau: A Fish's Life
Eugéne Ionesco: Foursome
Boris Vian: A Letter to His Magnificence The Vice Curator
Jacques Prévert: Chant Song
René Clair: The Chinese Princess
Jean Ferry: Two Stories
Maurice Saillet: Close to Antonin Artaud
Michel Leiris: Voodoo in Haiti
Alphonse Allais: Literary Assassin
Félix Fénéon: Soft Spoken Anarchist
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1960 by Grove Press Inc.

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When this book/magazine came out, I was in tenth grade and chasing a girl, Janie, who didn't go to my school. So I'd bicycle to her house, miles away, and spend as much time as I could just hanging around. One day her father left a book by Roger Shattuck in the living room. A book about some of the stranger phenomena of French literature at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. So I borrowed and read it, having been raised as a francophile.

And then this edition of Evergreen Review came out and I
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