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The Ubu Plays by Alfred Jarry
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Jan 29, 2010

it was amazing
Read from January 29 to February 04, 2010

By my green candle! What an odd fish! Pa Ubu and Ma Ubu are great bloated pigs who do as they wish, whether as king and queen (in Ubu Rex) or as would-be galley slaves in the land of Free Men (in Ubu Enchained). Whether they win or lose, their profound obtuseness carries the day and -- along the way -- serves as the midwife of the modern in the Twentieth Century to follow. Like some Pandors's Box, Jarry's plays, once opened, let out all the absurdity that was tamped down by the Nineteenth. I see now that I must devote my life to the science of Pataphysics so that my Phynances might improve.
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