Alfred Jarry


Introductions by Paul Edwards and Alastair Brotchie. Translated by Paul Edwards, Alexis Lykiard & Simon Watson Taylor.

This second volume of the Collected Works presents three early novels:

Days and Nights, a semi-autobiographical novel whose protagonist deserts everyday life by all means available — dream, drugs, hallucination and a strange erotic quest: the pursuit of “The Double”.

Exploits and Opinions of Doctor Faustroll, Pataphysician, Jarry’s masterpiece, in which ’Pataphysics, the science of imaginary solutions, is presented and applied. “All is in Faustroll,” pronounced Boris Vian.

Absolute Love, the strangest of Jarry’s novels, an autobiographical extrapolation in which he explores an entirely new dramatic scenario, “the discovery that one’s mother is a virgin.”

Atlas Anti-classic 9.

See reviews of Days and Nights.


2007, ISBN: 978-1-900565-36-3, 304pp, paperback.
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Weight .45 kg
Dimensions 17 × 19 cm