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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, pataphysician (French: Gestes et opinions du docteur Faustroll, pataphysicien) is a 1911 novel by Alfred Jarry, a retelling of the Faust story.

Written in 1898, but unpublished until after his death, his fiction describes the exploits and teachings of a sort of antiphilosopher who, born at age 63, travels through a hallucinatory Paris in a sieve and subscribes to the tenets of 'pataphysics. 'Pataphysics deals with "the laws which govern exceptions and will explain the universe supplementary to this one". In 'pataphysics, every event in the universe is accepted as an extraordinary event.

Its current English translation is by Simon Watson Taylor, published by Exact Change, with a foreword by Roger Shattuck.

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