Jean Ferry

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Jean Levy, known as Jean Ferry (16 June 1906 – 5 September 1974), was a French writer and screenwriter and follower of the 'pataphysical tradition'. He died in Val-de-Marne, France, in 1974.[1] He was described by Raphaël Sorin as "a little man, round all over. A sharp eye behind round glasses, close-shaven head, high-pitched voice, and a potbelly that recalled Ubu's gidouille."[2]

In addition to his literary career, he was known as an Oulipo guest of honour, satrap of the College of Pataphysics, and specialist in the cult figure and French poet, novelist and playwright Raymond Roussel (also known as the eccentric neighbour of Proust).[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Jean Ferry". IMDB. Retrieved 2022-12-07.
  2. ^ Gauvin, Edward (2018-01-28). "Jean Ferry: A Figure of the French 20th Century". Weird Fiction Review. Retrieved 2022-12-07.
  3. ^ "Collège de 'Pataphysique | LITS". Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  4. ^ Rolle, Elisa (2016-07-24). "Raymond Roussel (January 20, 18-77-July 14, 1933)". Queer Places. 3 – via Live Journal.