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This second volume of the Collected Works presents three early novels:

*Days and Nights*, a semi-autobiographical novel whose protagonist deserts everyday life by all means available — dream, drugs, hallucination and a strange erotic quest: the pursuit of “The Double".

*Exploits and Opinions of Doctor Faustroll, Pataphysician*, Jarry’s masterpiece, in which ’Pataphysics, the
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Paperback, 303 pages
Published 2006 by Atlas Press
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Apart from the last, very short text here (Absolute Love) these are two of Jarry's most delightful, imaginative romps. Unfortunately I read the first two novels almost a year ago now and left the last dangling, reading a bit here and there until the volume ended up gathering dust on a bedside table while I plowed on through many other books that were easier to read. Absolute Love appears to be untranslatable. In this version the footnotes necessary to explain its many puns and obscure references ...more
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Alfred Jarry was a French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany; he was of Breton descent on his mother's side.
Best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), which is often cited as a forerunner to the surrealist theatre of the 1920s and 1930s, Jarry wrote in a variety of genres and styles. He wrote plays, novels, poetry, essays and speculative journalism. His texts p
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