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Quick Guide: Supermale

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“The Supermale” by Alfred Jarry was first published in 1902. The French title of the novel is “Le Sumale.”

The storyline is darkly humorous and irreverent. The story also has certain elements of science fiction.

The story presents a race between a train and a team of cyclists who get their energy from perpetual motion food and the exploits of a Supermale who happens to be capable of miraculous feats of endurance and sexual athleticism.

“Supermale” was the last novel written by Alfred Jarry. The book was translated into English language by Barbara Wright in 1968.

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