Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976

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Dates:
Birth 1903-02-21
Death 1976-10-25
French
French

Biographical notes:

Queneau (1903-1973), a French writer and editor, worked with the Surrealists as a young man before he founded "Oulipo" (Ouvroir de Littérature potentielle). As an editor at Gallimard publishers, he was influential in the publication and support of avant-garde movements and their proponents. Queneau began publishing Isou in the late 1940s and was supportive of him and his efforts to establish Lettrism.

From the description of Lettrism papers, 1946-1965. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83681065

Biographical/Historical Note

Raymond Queneau (1903-1973) worked with the surrealists as a young man before becoming known as one of the founders of "Oulipo" (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle, or the Workshop of Potential Literature). Two of his most famous works are Les exercices de style and Zazie dans le métro, which Louis Malle filmed in 1960. As an editor at Gallimard, Queneau was extremely influential in the publication and support of avant-garde movements and their proponents. Queneau began publishing Isidore Isou in the late 1940s and was supportive of him and his efforts to establish Lettrism.

From the guide to the Lettrism papers, 1946-1965, (Getty Research Institute)

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