'Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science by Christian Bök

By Christian Bök

'Pataphysics, the pseudoscience imagined via Alfred Jarry, has to this point, due to its educational frivolity and airtight perversity, attracted little or no scholarly or serious inquiry, and but it has encouraged a century of experimentation. Tracing where of 'pataphysics within the courting among technology and poetry, Christian Bök indicates it really is basic to the character of the postmodern, and considers the paintings of Alfred Jarry and its effect on others.

A lengthy past due severe examine an important pressure of the twentieth-century avant-garde, 'Pataphysics: The Poetics of Imaginary technological know-how increases very important ancient, cultural, and theoretical matters germane to the construction and reception of poetry, the methods we expect approximately, write, and browse it, and the kinds of claims it makes upon our figuring out.

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