Daniel Levin Becker - All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings from the Oulipo: 1963-2018

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One of the twentieth-century’s most remarkable literary movements, Oulipo was founded in Paris in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and François Le Lionnais. The name is an acronym that stands for the French ouvroir de littérature potentielle, or, workshop for potential literature. While the texts of many of the Oulipo writers---Italo Calvino, Georges Perec, Harry Mathews—have been available in English, this is the first volume to make the writing of all forty-one of these daring artists accessible to English speakers Characterized by feats such as bilingual palindromes, oscillating poems, and, famously, a detective novel that eschews the letter e, Oulipo takes literature beyond convention and genre. Edited by Becker, a critic, translator, and Oulipo member since 2009, this is truly a groundbreaking anthology.

 

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All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings from the Oulipo: 1963 - 2018 Cover Image
By Ian Monk (Translator), Daniel Levin Becker (Translator), Marcel Duchamp (Contribution by)
$32.00
ISBN: 9781944211523
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Published: McSweeney's - November 13th, 2018

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