Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976

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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

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Jolas, Eugène, 1894-1952. Eugène and Maria Jolas Papers, 1879-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wright, Barbara, 1915-2009. Papers, ca. 1933-2009. Indiana University
referencedIn Eugène and Maria Jolas Papers, 1879-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wright, B. mss., ca. 1930-2009 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Raymond Queneau Collection, 1917-1990 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976. Il faut faire signe au machiniste [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976. Lettrism papers, 1946-1965. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Bridge, Ann, 1889-1974. Papers, 1815-1973, (bulk 1905-1973). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lettrism papers, 1946-1965 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Raymond Queneau. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Evangelista, José, 1943-. Exercices de style / José Evangelista ; textes de Raymond Queneau. McGill University Library
referencedIn Georges Hugnet Papers TXRC06-A17., 1920-1971 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ann Bridge [pseudonym of Mary Dolling Sanders O'Malley] Papers TXRC95-A3., 1815-1973, bulk 1905-1973 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976. Il faut faire signe au machiniste [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Raymond Queneau. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Editions d'Art Lucien Mazenod. Letters, 1951-1957, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Tiger's eye records, 1939-1955. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Morrill Cody (AC 1921) Papers, 1930-1969, 1958-1962 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hugnet, Georges, 1906-1974. Georges Hugnet Papers 1920-1971. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Tiger's Eye records, 1939-1955 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers of the magazine Transition, 1933-1941. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Arnaud, Noël. person
associatedWith Bridge, Ann, 1889-1974 person
associatedWith Cody, Morrill, 1901- person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Editions d'Art Lucien Mazenod. corporateBody
associatedWith Evangelista, José, 1943- person
associatedWith Gallimard, Gaston. person
associatedWith Hugnet, Georges, 1906-1974 person
associatedWith Isou, Isidore. person
associatedWith Jolas, Eugène, 1894-1952. person
associatedWith Lemaître, Maurice, 1926- person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Pomerand, Gabriel. person
associatedWith Spacagna, Jacques. person
associatedWith Transition. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wright, Barbara, 1915-2009. person
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Birth 1903-02-21

Death 1976-10-25

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