Biography of Famous Atheist Alfred Jarry

About the famous French atheist Alfred Jarry, history and information about the beliefs of the writer.

ALFRED JARRY (1873-1907)

His Person: French writer, poet, playwright, illogician, and founder of "pataphysics," the science of "laws governing exceptions." Went about Paris wearing a cyclist's costume and carrying pistols, practiced the consumption of alcohol as a transcendent discipline, and lived in a dark, monkish cell on the third and a half floor of an apartment building. One of his fictional characters insisted: "God--or myself--created all possible worlds, they coexist, but men can hardly glimpse even one." Wrote: Ubu Roi.

His Belief: "If souls are independent, man is God."

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