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Alfred Jarry's, or rather his creations', Father Ubu's and Doctor Faustroll's science of exceptions and imaginary solutions has in René Daumal's version got a twist of the occult, which is rather the opposite of Jarry's idea – but of course all opposites are equal in pataphysics. But if you choose to disregard this small exception Daumal's essays are quite enjoyable. His humour, irony and general lucidity carries over the occasional gaps of occultism. And his views on contemporary sciences quite refreshing.