Alfred Jarry’s “How to Construct a Time Machine”: A Web Guide

Compiled by Ralph Dumain

The ’Pataphysical Essay

How to Construct a Time Machine by Alfred Jarry, translated by Roger Shattuck.
Also on Tripod.
French original first published in Mercure de France, 110, February 1899, pp. 387-396, under pseudonym of Dr. Faustroll.

The Art of Penguin Science Fiction, Chapter 13: The third Italian renaissance
See The Traps of Time edited by Michael Moorcock (1968, 1970, 1979).

Alfred Jarry’s Time Machine & Michael Moorcock’s The Traps of Time
Above content, on this site with 1979 reprint cover illustration by Adrian Chesterman.

Artwork: The Time Machine Realized

Alfred Jarry's Time Machine (video) by Lawrence Lek
A translation of Alfred Jarry's proto-surrealist science fiction text into a (nearly) working machine.
Also at Vimeo.

Beyond Entropy: Alfred Jarry's "How to Build A Time Machine" by Andrew Jaffe

blog, 31 Aug 3010

Beyond Entropy, 24 Aug 2010

Beyond Entropy, Energy as Form

More from the Biennale, 20 September 2010

Panamarenko, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Time Machines / Paul Laffoley

Paul Laffoley Zoomable Images 3: GEOCHRONMECHANE: The Time-Machine From The Earth

Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC, Canada, November 26, 2010 – January 23, 2011


Silver Machine / Robert Calvert with Hawkwind (1972)


Jarry, Joyce, Duchamp and Cage by William Anastasi (May 2000)

Postmodernism as 'Pataphysics Institutionalized (review of Linda Hutcheon) by Douglas Puchowski

King Ubu: Director's Notes by Anthony Black

INTERVIEW: Marc Lowenthal of Wakefield Press, 7 July 2010


Alfred Jarry By: Joshua Glenn. 09.08.2010

Definition of ’Pataphysics by Alfred Jarry

Laughter by Marcel Schwob

Magritte, la Pataphysique et son Collège

The Definitive Time Machine: A Critical Edition of H.G. Wells’s Scientific Romance
(Contents + notes on Jarry)

H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine: Selected Bibliography

Edward Page Mitchell (1852-1927), Science Fiction Pioneer: Time Travel, Hegel, and More

Eugène Mouton: 19th Century Science Fiction Pioneer

Enrique Gaspar y Rimbau: El anacronópete — The First Time Machine

«Le maître du temps» par Giuseppe Lipparini

The Man Who Was Solved by Dick Allen

Science Fiction & Utopia Research Resources: A Selective Work in Progress

Humor & Philosophy: Selected Bibliography

Irony, Humor, & Cynicism Study Guide

Philosophical and Universal Languages, 1600-1800, and Related Themes: Selected Bibliography

Jorge Luis Borges: Selected Study Materials on the Web

Exotica, Curiosa, Crankery, Hoaxes, Cultural & Intellectual Arcana: Selected Web Guide & Bibliography


’Pataphysics @ Ĝirafo (blog)

Words Made Flesh: Code, Culture, Imagination (2005)
by Florian Cramer

Pataphysical Discourse in the German Bildungsroman
by Christian Anderson
(Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference, 2008)

Functions of Science in French Fiction
by Arthur B. Evans

Symbolism and Beyond. An Introduction to Jarry’s Life, Work and Poetics

The Pataphysical Calendar of Alfred Jarry

Definitely Maybe ('Pataphysics Resources)

Pataphysics and Fictive Art

Pataphor and Pataphors: Official Site Home

The London Institute of 'Pataphysics - Introduction

Adventures In ’Pataphysics by Alfred Jarry

The Journal of Pataphysical Reviews, volume 3
1. Issue 1
2. Issue 2
3. Issue 3


Novum Organum du Collège de ’Pataphysique

Pataphysique de Nautia

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