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

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944211523
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 353
Sales rank: 668,017
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Ian Monk is an English poet and Scott Moncrieff Award–winning translator who joined the Oulipo in 1998. He is the author of fifteen books of poetry in English and in French, most recently Vers de l’infini (Cambourakis, 2017), and has translated books by Raymond Roussel, Daniel Pennac, Marie Darrieussecq, Georges Perec, and various other Oulipians. He lives in Paris.

Daniel Levin Becker is an American critic, editor, and translator who joined the Oulipo in 2009. He is the author of a book about the Oulipo, Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature (Harvard UP, 2012), and has translated Georges Perec’s La Boutique Obscure (Melville House, 2013), shorter works by several other Oulipians, and texts by Éric Chevillard, Thomas Clerc, Paul Griffiths, and others. He lives in Oakland.

Table of Contents

All That Is Evident Is Suspect

Readings from the Oulipo
1963 – 2017












Paul Fournel Presidential foreword
Ian Monk Editor’s note
Daniel Levin Becker Another editor’s note

1 Raymond Queneau Slept Cried
2 Jacques Duchateau Lecture on the Oulipo at Cerisy-la-Salle, 1963
3 Latis The Atheist Organist
4 Marcel Duchamp Correspondence with the Oulipo
5 Albert-Marie Schmidt Letter to the Oulipo
6 Claude Berge Letter to Jacques Roubaud and Georges Perec
7 François Le Lionnais Idea Box
8 Jean Lescure The N+7 Method
9 Georges Perec Alphabet for Stämpfli
10 Italo Calvino How I Wrote One of My Books
11 Luc Étienne Bilingual Palindromes
12 Stanley Chapman Letter to Valérie Guidoux
13 André Blavier Literary Madmen
14 Jean Queval Circular Reflections from an Immobile Insect
15 Michelle Métail Fifty Oscillatory Poems
16 Marcel Bénabou Ebony Cup and Ivory Ball
17 Jacques Bens How to Tell a Story
18 Paul Braffort Invisible Libraries
19 Noël Arnaud The Last Minutes
20 Michelle Grangaud Gesture
21 Oskar Pastior Rules of the Game
22 Hervé Le Tellier A Few Musketeers
23 Pierre Rosenstiehl Frieze of the Paris Métro
24 Jacques Jouet Poem of the Paris Métro
25 Harry Mathews Sainte Catherine
26 Jacques Jouet The Republic of Beau-Locks
27 Ian Monk We Did Everything
28 François Caradec On the End of Time
29 Paul Fournel Novels
30 Anne F. Garréta N-evol
31 Olivier Salon Invisible Cities: Lille
32 Jacques Roubaud The Dissolution
33 Frédéric Forte 99 Preparatory Notes to 99 Preparatory Notes
34 Pablo Martín Sánchez Metric Poetry
35 Étienne Lécroart Eodermdromes
36 Harry Mathews Narrative Sestinas
37 Étienne Lécroart Counting On You
38 Hervé Le Tellier Atlas Inutilis
39 Bernard Cerquiglini A Very Busy Year
40 Olivier Salon Shark Poem
41 Ross Chambers Brief Encounter
42 Daniel Levin Becker Writer’s Block
43 Jacques Roubaud C
44 Marcel Bénabou Our Beautiful Zeroine
45 Paul Fournel The Beautiful Appetite
46 Valérie Beaudouin Northern Line
47 Michèle Audin Caroline, 21 October 1935
48 Eduardo Berti & Pablo Martín Sánchez Micro Fictions
49 Daniel Levin Becker Epithalamia
50 Frédéric Forte The Pitch-Drop Experiment
51 Clémentine Mélois Louise
52 Michèle Audin No One Remembers
53 Ian Monk Return(s)
54 Eduardo Berti An Ideal Presence

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