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Algol / Arnaud, Noel ; Isou I ; Carelman J., 1968

Identifier: CC-26039-26501

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Scope and Contents

Consists of visual poetry, language equations and other variations of cryptogrammatic discourse by a Pataphysician and member of the experimental group "OuLiPo." Algol is the acronym of Algorithmic Oriented Language, a computer language invented in 1960. Its original lexicon consisted of only 24 words. In this book, Arnaud composed several strict Algol poems as well as others by extracting syllables from the Algol list and combining them to form new words. Jacques Carelman did the cover and page rebuses. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1968



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (94 pages)) : illustrations ; 18 x 15 x 1 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Dinant, Belgium : Temps Meles. Nationality of creator: French. General: About 725 total copies. About 376 number copy. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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