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By Warren F Motte Jr.

A awesome selection of writings via individuals of the crowd often called the Oulipo (Ouvroir de litterature potentiale), this anthology comprises, between others, Italo Calvino, Harry Mathews, Georges Perec, Jacques Roubaud, and Raymond Queneau. based in Paris in 1960, the Oulipo perspectives innovative writing as an workout ruled by means of the strategy of "constraints." whereas a tremendous contribution to literary thought, and likewise nice enjoyable, Oulipo: A Primer of capability Literature may be so much wonderful as an essential advisor to writers.

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Z£ ::i:z. the utilization· of combinatorics are the print;:ipal paths of General Table: The Three Circles ofLip03 . this research. The Oulipo of course does not seek to impose any thesis; itrnerely seeks . , to fonnulate problems and eventually to offer solutions that $w any and :everybody to construct, letter by letter, word by word, a text. Tocrea~ a suucture-Oulipian act par excellence-is thus to propose an as yet un­ discovered mode ~f1JI'ganization for linguistic objects. III displacement II < character I letter substitution decor phoneme deduction event syllable contraction place word intrication duration syntagm addition sensation sentence subtraction emotion paragraph multiplication thought page division memory chapter I: Circle of linguistic objects II: Circle of semantic objects III: Circle of operations The accompanying table offers a systematic and analytic classification of elementary linguistic and literary operations; it is complementary to the table elaborated by R.

Twice. prises at least two sentences. It is to be noted that the manner in which the axioms I, I through t 4 'are formulated contradicts axiom I, 2, since all four require for their articulation the words U words" and /~sentences" whereas, according to the said axiom, no more than one sentence con­ taining them should exist. 1,3- There are at least two words in a sentence; at least three words exist that do not all belong to the sa1'(tl sentence. COMMENT: Thus there are no one-word ""H sentences.

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