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The Ubu Plays by Alfred Jarry
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it was amazing
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This was probably the 1st edition of these plays that I read & the 1st bk by Jarry that I read. This is also sometimes (usually?) credited as the 1st "absurdist" play - the progenitor of the Theater of the Absurd later associated w/ Albee & Ionescu. I don't know of any earlier examples so I accept it as such. Given how important to me ABSURDISM is as a way of annihilating & critiqueing the death-trap of pompousity, this bk occupies a glowing place in my pantheon of rebelliousness. It's far from my favorite Jarry - as I'll probably explain elsewhere multiple times - but it's still monumental: a monument to taking the gas out of the inflations of power. Read this & deSade's "120 Days of Sodom" & a few other things & throw any positive illusions about how the powerful act down the toilet.
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Finished Reading (hardback Edition)
Finished Reading
February 9, 2008 – Shelved (hardback Edition)
February 9, 2008 – Shelved as: plays (hardback Edition)
February 9, 2008 – Shelved
February 9, 2008 – Shelved as: plays

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