Alfred Jarry

*(Bilde fra The Paris Review)

Alfred Jarry 1873-1907

[Ubu Roi is] sometimes called the first absurdist drama. 
[…] Ubu Roi shows in all its grotesqueness a world without human decency. 
[…] At first Jarry’s influence was negligible, but in the 1920s he attracted a following among the surrealists and after World War II his grotesque vision of man won him a place of honor as a major prophet of the absurdist movement. (Brockett. Page 443)