Sunday, October 9, 2022

What Is 'Pataphysics?

[Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor, eds]
Evergreen Review 13: What Is 'Pataphysics?
New York City, USA: Grove Press, Inc., 1960
192 pp., softcover
Edition size unknown

Guest-edited by Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor, the Pataphysics issue features contributions by Rene Daumal, Boris Vian, Alfred Jarry, Raymond Queneau, Eugene Ionesco, Jacques Prevert, Rene Clair, Jean Dubuffet, Michel Leiris, Remy de Gourmont and others. 

"Pataphysics" is a term coined by Ubu Roi author Alfred Jarry, and can be summarized as "the science of imaginary solutions". 

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