In short he becomes larger than life and absurd in every way.
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It also becomes apparent that in spite of all his strengths, he was not elected but disappeared. As a frequent user of the holorhyme or holorime in which each sentence gets a hidden meaning, Allais was an important influence on Duchamp who relished in tongue-in-cheek wordplay in his oeuvre to which the significance of his French origin all too often seems to be forgotten.
At the same time he was a highly critical commentator of French politics, something that also becomes clear reading between the lines of Captain Cap.
This publication of Captain Cap is a little gem. If you are interested in how the satire started, this book is the one. Taking in consideration that it was published in , some of the few ingenious ideas from it might be more than funny these days: Malet, 7 October A device for informing all motor car tourists of their exact position, difficulties ahead, local hazards and interesting attractions nearby. Barth, 12 October 1 If you are interested in how the satire started, this book is the one. Barth, 12 October - Kindle Oct 06, K.douglasdinwiddie.com/919-mobile-phone.php
Absurdism in all its glory – I am Sarcey by Alphonse Allais
Better suited to science-fiction eerily prescient on biological warfare, tracking devices. Jul 26, Evan Cordes rated it it was amazing Shelves: own. Duchamp's favorite writer, accd'g to Tomkins. Rightfully so!
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I was laughing in the introduction. And I kept laughing throughout.
Too much dry wit for one sitting. Be forewarned. Mathieu Dubois rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Tim rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Mike rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Graham rated it really liked it Feb 04, Jan rated it liked it Aug 12, Tomasz rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Danny O'brien rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Margo rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Tim Newton rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Brendan Connell rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Fraser Burnett rated it really liked it Jan 11, Malcolm rated it liked it Aug 19, Osiris Oliphant rated it really liked it Jan 20, Melina rated it really liked it Dec 02, Sarah Ausprich marked it as to-read Jan 05, Morgan marked it as to-read Apr 21, Erica marked it as to-read Jun 17, Maya marked it as to-read Jun 13, Schopenhauerdu13 marked it as to-read Oct 28, Jordan West added it Nov 23, Lucie Boase marked it as to-read Mar 31, Jason Manford marked it as to-read Apr 21, The French have produced very few humorists, but Alphonse Allais is a shining exception, and when 15 years ago I translated enough of his pieces to form a book for an amazed British public too amazed, most of them, to buy a copy , I discovered that among other things he was probably the very first humorist to tackle ecological subjects.
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But there again, as a humorist I have come to the slow but firm conclusion over the years that humour has no effect on people, apart from sometimes making them laugh. If it were true, politicians would not ask cartoonists for their originals. That piece is still to be written. I, I suppose, could write it.