Oulipo Compendium

By: Matthews, Harry; Alastair Brotchie (editors)

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Anthology of prose, poetry and literary criticism. "oulipo Compendium" is a late 20th-century kabala, a labyrinth of literary secrets that will lure the uninitiated into rethinking everything they know about books and writing. The editors have done an astounding job putting together this nutty, one-of-a-kind book. It is the definitive encyclopedia of contemporary word-magic" (Paul Auster). Oulipo was -is -- a seedbed, a grimace, a carnival. This is an indispensable book for everyone who cares about literature" (Susan Sontag). The "Oulipo Compendium" abounds in material for writers, teachers and scholars; it also offers a cornucopia of entertainment for curious readers. "Oulipans: rats who build the labyrinth from which they plan to escape" (Raymond Queneau).

Title: Oulipo Compendium

Author: Matthews, Harry; Alastair Brotchie (editors)

Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: London, Atlas Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 0947757961

ISBN Number 13: 9780947757960

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Poetry

Seller ID: 143207

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Edge wear to cover. 336 pages. 8 1/4"w x 9"h. "This compendium is the first comprehensive survey of the [Oulipo] group in any language."

Keywords: Oulipo, Marcel Duchamp, Italo Calvino, Ouvroir De Litterature potentielle, Raymond Queneau, Francois Le Lionnais, Potantial literature, abstract Restrictions, ,