The Penguin Book of Oulipo: Queneau, Perec, Calvino and the Adventure of Form by


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This is an anthology of 100 pieces of ‘Oulipo’ writing, celebrating the literary group who revelled in maths problems, puzzles, trickery, wordplay, and conundrums. Featuring writers including Georges Perec, Raymond Queneau, and Italo Calvino, it includes poems, short stories, word games even recipes. Alongside these famous Oulipians, are ‘anticipatory’ wordsmiths who crafted language with unusual constraints and literary tricks, from Jonathan Swift to Lewis Carroll.