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Raymond Queneau

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Raymond Queneau (21 February 1903 – 25 October 1976) was a French novelist, poet, critic, editor and co-founder and president of Oulipo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle), notable for his wit and cynical humour. [1]

65 relations: 'Pataphysics, Académie Goncourt, Alejo Carpentier, Alexandre Kojève, Algeria, Amos Tutuola, André Breton, André Masson, Armand Salacrou, Automatic writing, Éditions Gallimard, Baccalauréat, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Bilingual pun, Cannes Film Festival, Caparison, David Hilbert, Death in the Garden, Essonne, Exercises in Style, François Le Lionnais, French New Wave, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Georges Bataille, Georges Perec, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Hundred Thousand Billion Poems, Ivan Pavlov, Jacques Baron, Jacques Prévert, Joseph Kosma, Juan Gris, Juliette Gréco, Juvisy-sur-Orge, Le Havre, Louis Malle, Luis Buñuel, Matt Madden, Max Morise, Michel Leiris, Morocco, Nemours, Oulipo, Phonetics, Pierre Bastien, Richard Cobb, Robert Desnos, Roger Vitrac, Roland Tual, Rueil-Malmaison, ..., Satrap, Seine-Maritime, Société mathématique de France, Surrealism, The Blue Flowers, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, Translation, Typography, Un Cadavre, University of Paris, Vladimir Vernadsky, Zazie dans le Métro, Zazie in the Metro, Zouave, 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Expand index (15 more) »


Pataphysics or pataphysics (pataphysique) is a difficult to define literary trope invented by French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907).

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Académie Goncourt

The Société littéraire des Goncourt (Goncourt Literary Society), usually called the académie Goncourt (Goncourt Academy), is a French literary organization based in Paris.

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Alejo Carpentier

Alejo Carpentier y Valmont (December 26, 1904 – April 24, 1980) was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its famous "boom" period.

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Alexandre Kojève

Alexandre Kojève (28 April 1902 – 4 June 1968) was a Russian-born French philosopher and statesman whose philosophical seminars had an immense influence on 20th-century French philosophy, particularly via his integration of Hegelian concepts into twentieth century continental philosophy.

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Algeria (الجزائر, familary Algerian Arabic الدزاير; ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ; Dzayer; Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.

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Amos Tutuola

Amos Tutuola (20 June 1920 – 8 June 1997) was a Nigerian writer who wrote books based in part on Yoruba folk-tales.

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André Breton

André Breton (18 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer, poet, and anti-fascist.

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André Masson

André-Aimé-René Masson (4 January 1896 – 28 October 1987) was a French artist.

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Armand Salacrou

Armand Camille Salacrou (9 August 1899 – 23 November 1989) was a French dramatist.

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Automatic writing

Automatic writing or psychography is a claimed psychic ability allowing a person to produce written words without consciously writing.

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Éditions Gallimard

Éditions Gallimard is one of the leading French publishers of books.

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The baccalauréat, often known in France colloquially as bac, is an academic qualification that French students take after high school.

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Bibliothèque de la Pléiade

The Bibliothèque de la Pléiade ("Pleiades Library") is a French series of books which was created in 1931 by Jacques Schiffrin, an independent young editor.

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Bilingual pun

A bilingual pun is a pun created by a word or phrase in one language sounding similar to a different word or phrase in another language.

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Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Festival (Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.

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A caparison is a cloth covering laid over a horse or other animal for protection and decoration.

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David Hilbert

David Hilbert (23 January 1862 – 14 February 1943) was a German mathematician.

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Death in the Garden

La mort en ce jardin ("Death in the Garden") is a 1956 film by director Luis Buñuel based on the novel by Jose-Andre Lacour.

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Essonne is a French department in the region of Île-de-France.

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Exercises in Style

Exercises in Style (Exercices de style), written by Raymond Queneau, is a collection of 99 retellings of the same story, each in a different style.

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François Le Lionnais

François Le Lionnais (3 October 1901 – 13 March 1984) was a French chemical engineer and writer.

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French New Wave

New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) is often referred to as one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema.

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770 – November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher and the most important figure of German idealism.

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Georges Bataille

Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille (10 September 1897 – 9 July 1962) was a French intellectual and literary figure working in literature, philosophy, anthropology, economics, sociology and history of art.

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Georges Perec

Georges Perec (7 March 1936 – 3 March 1982) was a French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist.

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Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes

Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes (June 19, 1884 – July 9, 1974) was a French writer and artist associated with the Dada movement.

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Hundred Thousand Billion Poems

A Hundred Thousand Billion Poems or One hundred million million poems (original French title: Cent mille milliards de poèmes) is a book by Raymond Queneau, published in 1961.

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Ivan Pavlov

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (a; 27 February 1936) was a Russian physiologist known primarily for his work in classical conditioning.

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Jacques Baron

Jacques Baron (1905–1986) was a French surrealist poet whose first collection of poems was published in Aventure in 1921.

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Jacques Prévert

Jacques Prévert (4 February 190011 April 1977) was a French poet and screenwriter.

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Joseph Kosma

Joseph Kosma (22 October 19057 August 1969) was a Hungarian-French composer.

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Juan Gris

José Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) González-Pérez (March 23, 1887 – May 11, 1927), better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor born in Madrid who lived and worked in France most of his life.

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Juliette Gréco

Juliette Gréco (born 7 February 1927) is a French actress and chanson singer.

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Juvisy-sur-Orge is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

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Le Havre

Le Havre, historically called Newhaven in English, is an urban French commune and city in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of northwestern France.

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Louis Malle

Louis Marie Malle (30 October 1932 – 23 November 1995) was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer.

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Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel Portolés (22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico and France.

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Matt Madden

Matt Madden (born 1968 in New York City) is a U.S. comic book writer and artist.

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Max Morise

Max Morise (1900-1973) was a French artist, writer and actor, associated with the Surrealist movement in Paris from 1924 to 1929.

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Michel Leiris

Julien Michel Leiris (April 20, 1901 in Paris – September 30, 1990 in Saint-Hilaire, Essonne) was a French surrealist writer and ethnographer.

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Morocco (officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a unitary sovereign state located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is one of the native homelands of the indigenous Berber people. Geographically, Morocco is characterised by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of. Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Meknes and Oujda. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid dynasty and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier, and regained its independence in 1956. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, West African and European influences. Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, as its Southern Provinces. After Spain agreed to decolonise the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1975, a guerrilla war arose with local forces. Mauritania relinquished its claim in 1979, and the war lasted until a cease-fire in 1991. Morocco currently occupies two thirds of the territory, and peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs, which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the constitutional court. Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber, with Berber being the native language of Morocco before the Arab conquest in the 600s AD. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken. Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa.

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Nemours is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

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Oulipo (short for Ouvroir de littérature potentielle; roughly translated: "workshop of potential literature") is a loose gathering of (mainly) French-speaking writers and mathematicians who seek to create works using constrained writing techniques.

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Phonetics (pronounced) is the branch of linguistics that studies the sounds of human speech, or—in the case of sign languages—the equivalent aspects of sign.

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Pierre Bastien

Pierre Bastien (born 1953 in Paris) is a French musician, composer, and experimental musical instrument builder.

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Richard Cobb

Richard Charles Cobb CBE (20 May 1917 – 15 January 1996) was a British historian and essayist, and professor at the University of Oxford.

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Robert Desnos

Robert Desnos (4 July 1900 – 8 June 1945) was a French surrealist poet who played a key role in the Surrealist movement of his day.

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Roger Vitrac

Roger Vitrac (17 November 1899 – 22 January 1952) was a French surrealist playwright and poet.

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Roland Tual

Roland Tual (10 November 1902 – 29 August 1956) was a French director and producer.

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Rueil-Malmaison is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, in the Hauts-de-Seine department of France.

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Satraps were the governors of the provinces of the ancient Median and Achaemenid Empires and in several of their successors, such as in the Sasanian Empire and the Hellenistic empires.

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Seine-Maritime is a department of France in the Normandy region of northern France.

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Société mathématique de France

The Société Mathématique de France (SMF) is the main professional society of French mathematicians.

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Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.

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The Blue Flowers

The Blue Flowers, also known as Between Blue and Blue (original French title: Les fleurs bleues), is a French novel written by Raymond Queneau in 1965.

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The Palm-Wine Drinkard

The Palm-Wine Drinkard (subtitled "and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town") is a novel published in 1952 by the Nigerian author Amos Tutuola.

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Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text.

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Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.

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Un Cadavre

Un Cadavre (A Corpse) was the name of two separate surrealist pamphlets published in France in October 1924, and January 1930, respectively.

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University of Paris

The University of Paris (Université de Paris), metonymically known as the Sorbonne (one of its buildings), was a university in Paris, France, from around 1150 to 1793, and from 1806 to 1970.

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Vladimir Vernadsky

Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky (Влади́мир Ива́нович Верна́дский; Володи́мир Іва́нович Верна́дський; – 6 January 1945) was a Russian, Ukrainian, and Soviet mineralogist and geochemist who is considered one of the founders of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and radiogeology, and was a founder of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (now National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).

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Zazie dans le Métro

Zazie in the Metro (original French title: Zazie dans le Métro, sometimes called Zazie) is a 1960 French film directed by Louis Malle, based on the novel by Raymond Queneau.

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Zazie in the Metro

Zazie in the Metro or Zazie (depending on the translation of the original French title Zazie dans le Métro) is a French novel written in 1959 by Raymond Queneau, and his first major success.

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The Zouaves were a class of light infantry regiments of the French Army serving between 1830 and 1962 and linked to French North Africa, as well as some units of other countries modelled upon them.

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99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style

99 Ways To Tell a Story: Exercises in Style is an experimental graphic novel by Matt Madden, published by the Penguin Group.

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