Pataphysics and the Revelation of Laughter | René Daumal

Pataphysics and the Revelation of Laughter | René Daumal:

I maintain and I know that pataphysics is not a simple laughing matter. And if we pataphysicians often feel  our limbs shaken with laughter, it is the dreadful laughter from facing the evidence that each thing is precisely (and how arbitrarily!) just as it is and not otherwise, that I exist without being everything, that it’s grotesque and that all defined existence is a scandal.

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