Alfred Jarry | Critical Essay by Michael Wilding

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Critical Essay by Michael Wilding

SOURCE: A review of The Supermale, in London Magazine, n.s. Vol. 8, No. 4, July, 1968, pp. 110, 112.

One of the principal figures of postmodern Australian literature, Wilding is best known as the author of experimental short stories and as a founding editor of Tabloid Story, one of the most influential Australian literary magazines of the 1970s. Rejecting traditional realistic narrative, he strove in his early work toward a fusion of fantastic, surreal, pastoral, ironic, and self-reflexive elements. In the following review, Wilding praises The Supermale and judges it an "affront to the bourgeoisie. "

The Supermale, an exhilarating and inventive piece of erotica, begins a little slowly, the weak, feeble-looking André Marcueil telling his guests that 'The art of love is of no importance, since it can be performed indefinitely.' The guests' discussion of the records of life and literature to...

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