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Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature (French Literature)

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This is an amazing anthology of writings by members of the group known a Oulipo (Ouvroir de litterature potentiale), comprised of Italo Calvino, Harry Mathews, Georges Petec, Jacques Roubaud, Raymond Queneau, and others. Rather than inspiration, rather than experience, rather than self-expression, the Oulipians view imaginative writing as an exercise dominated by the method of "constrains". A major contribution to literary theory and an indispensable guide to an approach to writing that has yet to make its impact on the United States.

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An anthology of writing by members of the group known as Oulipo, among them Italo Calvino, Harry Mathews, Georges Perec, Jacques Roubaud, and Raymond Queneau. They reject inspiration, experience, self-expression to view imaginative writing as an exercise dominated by constraints; Perec's novel A Void is the most notorious example. The approach, founded in Paris in 1960 has not found fertile ground in the US. Revised from the 1986 edition published by the University of Kansas Press to include new members of the group and new translations from the French.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564781871
Editor:
Motte, Warren F.
Contribution:
Calvino, Italo
Translator:
Motte Jr, Warren F.
Editor:
Motte, Warren
Editor:
Motte Jr, Warren F.
Contribution:
Calvino, Italo
Contribution:
Mathews, Harry
Author:
Motte, Warren F.
Author:
Motte, Warren
Author:
Arnaud, Noel
Author:
Motte Jr, Warren F.
Contribution:
Mathews, Harry
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Location:
Normal, Ill. :
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
French literature
Subject:
Literary form
Subject:
Oulipo (Association)
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
French literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
French Literature Series
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.11x6.08x.63 in. .89 lbs.

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