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Author Jarry, Alfred, 1873-1907.

Title The supermale / by Alfred Jarry ; translated by Ralph Gladstone & Barbara Wright, with an introduction by Barbara Wright.

Published Boston, Mass. : Exact Change ; London : Turnaround, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  843.8 JARRY    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Le surmâle. English.
Physical description xiv, 141 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) was the original transgressive author; the first word of his famous play Ubu Roi -- "Shit!" -- changed the course of art and drama forever. Jarry's novels are equally outrageous, and the best of them are now available from Exact Change. Where Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician is philosophical, The Supermale is carnal. Andre Marcueil, gentleman and scientist, has the ability to make love an infinite number of times in succession. Like a mock Jules Verne, Jarry describes the manner m which the Supermale proves his claim; after 82 times with a woman, attending doctors finally hook him up to a machine instead, with whom he merges in the book's -- and the Supermale's -- final climax. Last published in 1977 by New Directions, and long out of print.
Language notes Translated from the French.
ISBN 1878972251 (paperback) £8.95