Alfred Jarry | Critical Essay by Michael Issacharoff

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Alfred Jarry.
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SOURCE: Issacharoff, Michael. “Intertextual Interlude: Jarry's Léda.L'Esprit Créateur 24, no. 4 (winter 1984): 67-74.

In the following essay, Issacharoff examines the sources for one of Jarry's lesser-known plays, Léda.

Intertextual signals in drama are necessarily distinct from those used in other literary texts. The oral mode of transmission inherent to the medium requires a far more explicit method of cueing than that used in instances where a reader is not obliged to decode instantaneously and can, if need be, turn back and reread. I have suggested elsewhere1 that oral (and specifically theatrical) intertextuality is, in consequence, more likely to entail simplified textual mechanisms and processing.

Two forms of intertextuality2 are commonly used by dramatists: quotation and transformation. Quotation is the placing in a new textual environment of a normally recognizable passage and thus, sometimes...

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