Jean Ferry  

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Jean Levy known as Jean Ferry (1906 - 1974) was a French writer and follower of the 'pataphysical tradition'. He was an exegete of Raymond Roussel, nephew of the publisher/writer José Corti. In the second edition of Anthology of Black Humour (1950), André Breton added one of his texts Le Tigre mondain, with a foreword. Jean Ferry also contributed to surrealist magazine Le Minotaure, for which he wrote an essay Concerning King Kong[1] and wrote the foreword to Ado Kyrou's Le Surréalisme au cinéma. He was also crucial to the development of the arts magazine Bizarre.

= Work

  • 1946 : Le Tigre mondain, L'Air du temps (texte repris dans Le Mécanicien et autres contes)
  • 1953 :
    • Le Mécanicien et autres contes
    • Une étude sur Raymond Roussel
    • La Maison Bourgenew (nouvelle) dans La Nouvelle Revue française
    • Fidélité (scénario)
  • 1954 : Monolo
  • 1967 : L’Afrique des impressions
  • 1972 : Un Chapitre posthume du Temps retrouvé
  • 1976 : Ethnologie des Maramouts

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