Alfred Jarry

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Alfred Jarry (September 8, 1873 – November 1, 1907) was a French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany

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  • Merdre!
    • Translation: Crapr/Shittr! (merde is French for shit, and the deliberate mispelling is part of Jarry's humour)
    • Opening line of Ubu Roi.

"To be weird! That is my goal!"

"Clichés are the armature of the Absolute." (Source: Alfred Jarry, Selected Works, edited by Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor. Cape, London, 1965.)

"The work of art is a stuffed crocodile." (Source: Alfred Jarry, Selected Works, edited by Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor. Cape, London, 1965.)

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