Darkly humorous, this pataphysical tale was celebrated by André Breton & the Surrealists, and hailed by the Oulipo. Allais’s clever paradox is a prime example of Alfred Jarry’s inspired “science of imaginary solutions.” This unique edition is illustrated throughout in full color and includes a most Allaisian introduction by Doug Skinner, as well as notes on the text. This is an expanded edition of the out of print booklet that launched our Absurdist Texts & Documents series.
by Alphonse Allais
Translated & illustrated by Norman Conquest
with an introduction & notes on the text by Doug Skinner
5.25″ x 8.25″ – perfect-bound chapbook, 50 pp., illustrated
FICTION / ‘PATAPHYSICS