"The text of the book is supported by more than fifty illustrations. Some are Jarry's own and some are those of contemporaries, such as Aubrey Beardsley, Emile Bernard, Pierre Bonnard, Max Elskamp, Charles Filiger, Paul Gauguin, Gerhard Munthe, Henri Rousseau, and Felix Vallotton. Others relate to an iconic intertext, hitherto unexplored. Alfred Jarry: An Imagination in Revolt sheds light on an underresearched area of fin-de-siecle French culture and art history, establishing Jarry's role as a major figure in the origins of modernism."--Jacket.