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Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976



  • Existence: 1903-02-21 - 1976-10-25

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Oulipo Laboratory / Queneau, Raymond ; Calvino, Italio ; Fournel, Paul ; Jouet, Jacques ; Berge, Claude ; Harry Mathews, translator ; Ian White, translator ; Perec G ; Pastior O ; Metail M ; Duchamp M ; Arnaud N., 1995

Identifier: CC-29411-30776
Scope and Contents Oulipo is an acronym for the French word meaning "Workshop for Potential Literature." The group was formed in 1960 by Raymond Queneau, a celebrated novelist and poet who was not an inconsequential amateur mathematician and his friend, Francois Le Lionnais, a chessmaster who shared his friend's love for mathematics. Queneau had been struggling with a literary task of immense complexity, his 100 trillion poems and asked Le Lionnais for practical assistance.When they discusses this problem, their conversations turned to the possibility of incorporating mathematical structures into the process of literary creation. Queneau had ready been doing this in his novels, but no one noticed until he mentioned it. Queneau and Le Lionnais soon widened their investigations beyond mathematics to include all forms of artificial restriction in literature. As an Oulipean term, restriction means a constraining method or system or rule that can be precisely defined. All literature is limited by the...
Dates: 1995

[Review of Perec's Life: A User's Manual Book] / Wilde, John; Queneau R; Bellos D., 1994

Identifier: CC-36446-38240
Scope and Contents

Wilde reviews the English translation by David Bellos of Perec's major work first published in France in 1978. The article contains a photographic portrait of Perec with his cat. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1994

Stories & Remarks / Queneau, Raymond ; Marc Lowenthal, translator ; Leiris M., 2000

Identifier: CC-38194-40090
Scope and Contents Raymond Queneau - polyglot, novelist, poet, mathematician, screenwriter and translator - was one of the most significant figures in twentieth-century French letters. His work touches on many of the major literary movements of his lifetime, from surrealism to the experimental school of the nouveau roman. He also founded the Oulipo, a collection of writers and mathematicians dedicated to the search for artificial inspiration via the application of constraint. Michael Leiris contributed a preface.This book was reviewed by mjespuiva from Seattle, WA. This person states the following. "These pieces are followed by Notes - a section I rarely like in literature but here it is appropriate, necessary and well done. These pieces often require knowledge of the world play in French or the ability to catch allusions that are unlikely to be known by an English-language reader. A sampling of the texts included:"Dino" is the story of an invisible dog accompanying its master...
Dates: 2000

The Trojan Horse & At the Edge of the Forest / Queneau, Raymond ; Themerson, Franciszka ; Barbara Wright, translator., 1954

Identifier: CC-03754-3825
Scope and Contents

Also designated as Black Series No.2. Includes reproductions of two drawings by Franciska Themerson. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1954

Variations Typographiques Sur deux poemes / Queneau, Raymond ; Fernand, Michel., 1964

Identifier: CC-03717-3788
Scope and Contents

Typography by Jean Vodaine. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1964

Xul: poesia visual argentina / Anonymous; Vigo EA; Queneau R; Pazos L; Ginzberg C; Cignoni R; Doctorovich F., 1994

Identifier: CC-34274-35965
Scope and Contents

This article documents the history of Argentinian visual poetry. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1994