Alfred Jarry


Out of print.

Introduced by Alastair Brotchie. Translated by Iain White.

Visits of Love was Jarry’s second novel, originally written in 1898 for a publisher specialising in erotica (who must have been perplexed by the result). The “visits” consist of a remarkable series of tableaux, dialogues and assignations which deviously undermine the dreary situations of conventional erotic writing. They become more and more extravagant, transcending the present day, passing beyond death, returning to fabulous versions of historical myths, or to the lavatorial tryst of Madame Ubu. Jarry’s style is pushed to its furthest limits, from crude buffoonery to ornate Symbolist texts of earnest intensity.

Certain chapters are unique in his writing: Raymond Queneau described The Old Man of the Mountain as Jarry’s most perfect work, and the text Fear Visits Love is among his most often reprinted works in France.

1993, ISBN: 0-947757-63-5, 112pp, paperback.
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Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 21 cm