January 6, 2012

Alfred Jarry Bio

I haven't had a chance to properly flip through it let alone read it, but I didn't want to go too long without mentioning this bio of Patron Saint Alfred Jarry by Patron Saint Alastair Brotchie of Atlas Press.

(Currently in the middle of: Death Comes for the Archbishop, Rameau's Nephew, and A Voice Through A Cloud...the last book way too overwhelming to read in bed, I learned last night.)


  1. Speaking of Atlas Press and Jarry, The London Institute of 'Pataphysics has just released The Bleaching Stream, an 80-page interview with Peter Blegvad, who is apparently the president of the LIP. One of the revelations in the book is that Blegvad is a longtime Jarry fan, which I didn't know but should have guessed. You can get it from Atlas Press. I blogged about it (http://dreamersrise.blogspot.com/2011/12/bleaching-stream-peter-blegvad.html).

  2. I did see your post on that and added the book to my impending big Atlas order. I think I have an early Blegvad Printed Head. I like when my music library intersects with my book library.