'Pataphysics: A Useless Guide


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Of all the French cultural exports over the last 150 years or so, 'pataphysics -- the science of imaginary solutions and the laws governing exceptions -- has proven to be one of the most durable. Originating in the wild imagination of French poet and playwright Alfred Jarry and his schoolmates, resisting clear definition, purposefully useless, and almost impossible to understand, 'pataphysics nevertheless lies around the roots of Absurdism, Dada, futurism, surrealism, situationism, and other key cultural developments of the ...

'Pataphysics: A Useless Guide 2015, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262527569

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'Pataphysics: A Useless Guide 2012, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262017794