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The Oulipo and Modern Thought

Dennis Duncan


The impact of the Oulipo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle), one of the most important groups of experimental writers of the late twentieth century, is still being felt in contemporary literature, criticism and theory, both in Europe and the US. Founded in 1960 and still active today, this Parisian literary workshop has featured among its members such notable writers as Italo Calvino, Georges Perec, and Raymond Queneau, all sharing in its light-hearted, slightly boozy bonhomie, the convivial antithesis of the fractious, volatile coteries of the early twentieth-century avant-garde. For the la ... More

Keywords: Oulipo, structuralism, cybernetics, modernism, avant garde, translation studies

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198831631
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198831631.001.0001


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Dennis Duncan, author
Writer and translator

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