Many Subtle Channels by Daniel Levin Becker
In Praise of Potential Literature

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The youngest member of the Paris-based experimental collective Oulipo, Levin Becker tells the story of one of literature’s quirkiest movements—and the personal quest that led him to seek out like-minded writers, artists, and scientists who are obsessed with language and games, and who embrace formal constraints to achieve literature’s potential.
 

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Daniel Levin Becker is Reviews Editor for the Believer and has been a member of the Oulipo since 2009.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 351 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Serious wordplay abounds within the experiments of the Oulipo, a Paris-based collective devoted to systematic literary exploration, constraints that free the mind and imagination (such as writing a novel without using the letter e), and devising “real solutions to imaginary problems.” The organiz...

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In this intimate and informative book, Levin Becker explores the history of Oulipo (short for Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle, or Workshop for Potential Literature), easily one of the most bizarre and charming literary movements of the 20th century.

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London Review of Books

Asked, in an interview with Claude Bonnefoy in 1977, why he resorted to such contortions for the making of fiction, Perec replied: ‘Je me donne des règles pour être totalement libre.’ If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would like access to all 12,000 art...

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Publisher: Harvard University Press Product Description The youngest member of the Paris-based experimental collective Oulipo, Levin Becker tells the story of one of literature’s quirkiest movements—and the personal que...

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