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Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Northwestern Univ Pr
Publication date December 26, 2001
Pages 133
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780810118775
ISBN-10 0810118777
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
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'Pataphysics, the pseudoscience imagined by Alfred Jarry, has so far, because of its academic frivolity and hermetic perversity, attracted very little scholarly or critical inquiry, and yet it has inspired a century of experimentation. Tracing the place of 'pataphysics in the relationship between science and poetry, Christian Bök shows it is fundamental to the nature of the postmodern, and considers the work of Alfred Jarry and its influence on others.

A long overdue critical look at a significant strain of the twentieth-century avant-garde, 'Pataphysics: The Poetics of Imaginary Science raises important historical, cultural, and theoretical issues germane to the production and reception of poetry, the ways we think about, write, and read it, and the sorts of claims it makes upon our understanding.


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9780810118775 | details & prices | 133 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $24.95
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