Alphonse Allais

ALPHONSE ALLAIS (1854-1905) known to French contemporaries as the “Gag Killer,” was one of the fathers of the dadaist movement, a journalist, and an exponent of humor so black it verged on the sadistic. His best known book (like most all his other work, yet to be Englished) is
The Adventures of Captain Cap. (See note on Laurence Senelick, his translator.)


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