This book examines key characteristics of Alfred Jarry's subversive poetics through an analysis of the Almanachs du Pere Ubu and addresses their role within the European avant-garde. It discusses the Almanacs as literary representatives of Montmartre's humoristic cabaret culture.
Introduction 1. Symbolism and Beyond:The Almanacs in Context 2. Collage 3. Ubu Reporter: News and Newspapers in the Almanacs 4. Jarry, the Almanacs and Politics 5. Epilogue