JARRY, Alfred. Visions Actuelles and Futures.
[Paris]: Collège de pataphysique, LXXVII (E.P.) (1950). First edition thus. Octavo. 30 pages. Pretty publication of this article that originally appeared in L’Art Litteraire in 1894. Jarry was a French symbolist writer who coined the term and philosophical concept of pataphysics, which uses absurd irony to portray symbolic truths (and playfully vice versa). In this work Jarry provides a grisly picture of execution as entertainment for the masses as part of his satirical commentary demonstrating the fundamental irrationality, if not immorality of the law and the institutions of authority that it supports. A near fine copy in printed wrappers. Published in an edition of 90 copies, this being one of 13 copies ‘optimatiques’ on Crevecoeur.
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