Jarry's The Supermale: The Sex Machine, The Food Machine, and the Bicycle Race: Is It a Question of Adaptation


Treatment of men; relationship to machines. Although The Supermale is a farce and its humor is based on man machine, beneath the bicycle race and the sexual antics exists a fiercely macabre and negative note. That Marcueil dies at the hands of the machine indicates the fragility of the human species and its negative view of the machine age and its increasing power over individuals and societies. (BLK)

Knapp, Bettina L
Release Year:
1990 Spring-Summer; 18(3-4): 492-501.