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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date June 1, 1961
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811200721
ISBN-10 0811200728
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
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A stunning, controversial work that immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references during the 1896 premiere, Ubu Roi satirizes the tendency of the successful bourgeois to abuse his authority and become irresponsibly complacent.

Championed by Dadaists and Surrealists as the first absurdist drama, the play features a main character that is cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque―the author's metaphor for modern man. This drama in five acts by Alfred Jarry is translated from the French by Barbara Wright, with two portraits of the author by L. Lantier and F. A. Cazals, and several drawings by Jarry and Pierre Bonnard, and 24 drawings by Franciszka Themerson, doodled on lithographic plates―all followed by "The Song of the Dismembering," and concluding with two essays on the theatre by the same author and the same translator. More than 200 black-and-white line drawings

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780486426877 Book cover for 9780811200721 Book cover for 9780985658434 Book cover for 9781480195677 Book cover for 9781518871443
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 1, 2015)
9781518871443 | details & prices | 102 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.23 in. | List price $10.95
About: Le père Ubu assassine le roi Venceslas de Pologne, et il prend le pouvoir ; il fait tuer les nobles « J’ai l’honneur de vous annoncer que pour enrichir le royaume je vais faire périr tous les Nobles et prendre leurs biens », puis ceux qui l’ont aidé à faire son coup d’État.
With Rob Melrose (other contributor) | from Small Pr Distribution (January 22, 2014)
9780985658434 | details & prices | 74 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Drama.
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 27, 2012)
9781480195677 | details & prices | 54 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | List price $12.95
About: UBU ROI ou les Polonais par ALFRED JARRY
With G. Legman (other contributor), Beverly Keith (other contributor) | from Dover Pubns (January 13, 2003)
9780486426877 | details & prices | 73 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $3.50
About: When it first opened in Paris in late 1896, Ubu Roi immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references and surrealist style.
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With Barbara Wright (other contributor) | from New Directions (June 1, 1961)
9780811200721 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A stunning, controversial work that immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references during the 1896 premiere, Ubu Roi satirizes the tendency of the successful bourgeois to abuse his authority and become irresponsibly complacent.

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