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The Pataphysician's LibraryAn Exploration of Alfred Jarry's 'Livres pairs'$
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Ben Fisher

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239161

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313721

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Faith and Esoterica: Symbolist Thought

Faith and Esoterica: Symbolist Thought

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(p.133) Faith and Esoterica: Symbolist Thought
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The Pataphysician's Library
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239161.003.0005

This chapter examines esoteric references and symbolist though in the books included in Dr. Faustroll's library. It describes the esoteric allusions made by some of the authors in Faustroll's library including Gustave Kahn, Joséphin Péladan, and Léon Bloy. It discusses Alfred Jarry's views on hermeticism and faith, a major element in Jarry's fusion of contemporary and a major element of the esoteric/religious thought in the livres pairs.

Keywords:   esoteric references, Gustave Kahn, Joséphin Péladan, Léon Bloy, hermeticism, faith, esoteric thought, religious thought, livres pairs

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