BirthdaySeptember 8, 1873
BirthplaceLaval, France

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  1. About Alfred Jarry

    Full name: Alfred Jarry
    Also known as: Alfred Jarry, Jarry, Alfred
    Professions: French writer
    Nationality: French
    Occupation: Writer and dramatist

  2. Alfred Jarry Death information

    Died: Friday, 1st of November, 1907 (Age: 34)

  3. Alfred Jarry Biography

    Alfred Jarry (French: [ʒaʁi]; 8 September 1873 – 1 November 1907) was a French symbolist writer best known for coining the term and philosophical concept of 'pataphysics.Born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany, he was of Breton descent on his mother's side. In his lifetime, though associated with the Symbolist movement, Jarry was best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), which is often cited as a forerunner to the Surrealist and Futurist movements of the 1920s and 1930s. Jarry wrote in a variety of hybrid genres and styles, prefiguring the Postmodern. He wrote plays, novels, poetry, essays and speculative journalism. His texts present us with pioneering work in the fields of absurdist literature and postmodern philosophy.

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