Alfred Jarry | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Alfred Jarry.
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SOURCE: "Innovation and Ambiguity: Sources of Confusion in Personal Identity in Les jours et les nuits, " in French Studies, Vol. XLV, No. 3, July, 1991, pp. 295-307.

In the following essay, Bridgeman attempts to justify stylistic and technical innovations in Days and Nights: Novel of a Deserter that have disconcerted readers.

Alfred Jarry's Les Jours et les nuits: Roman d'un déserteur presents a challenge in ambiguity which few readers appear prepared to take up. Remy de Gourmont, in his review for Le Mercure de France of Jarry's early collection, Les Minutes de sable mémorial, defends obscurity which, as part of the process of literary innovation, represents the essence of the creative spirit; and blames the reader for any difficulties in reading: 'L'obscurité en écriture, quoi? La préface de M. Jarry donne un système par lequel un anatomiste se guiderait,—mais avouons plutôt que l'obscurité n'est...

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