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"Great princesses and princes, townsmen, villagers, military soldiers, all ye faithful subscribers and buyers of this Almanac of our astrology and our beloved subjects, men and women, you won’t have to read any newspapers this winter."--Almanach du Père Ubu (1898) by Alfred Jarry, Marieke Dubbelboer translation, 2017


"Structurally, Rabelais appears most prominently in the Almanachs du Père Ubu, whose creation of comic almanacs derives from the Pantagrueline Prognostication, and Rabelais also comes to the fore in the narrative structure of Faustroll."--The Pataphysician's Library (2000) by Ben Fisher

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An almanac (also spelled almanack and almanach) is a regularly published listing of a set of current information about one or multiple subjects. It includes information like weather forecasts, farmers' planting dates, tide tables, and other tabular data often arranged according to the calendar. Celestial figures and various statistics are found in almanacs, such as the rising and setting times of the Sun and Moon, dates of eclipses, hours of high and low tides, and religious festivals. The set of events noted in an almanac may be tailored for a specific group of readers, such as farmers, sailors, or astronomers.

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