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Oulipo; Tyger! Tyger! burning brim/In the foresters of the nightcap
Topic Started: Nov 26 2010, 09:08 AM (2,065 Views)
nnyhav
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http://mookseandgripes.com/reviews/2015/03/27/anne-garreta-sphinx/ Apr 14 release
add: http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/sphinx-by-anne-garreta-an-excerpt/

Deep Vellum also provide links to other writings: http://deepvellum.org/authors/garreta/
(eg http://www.oulipo.net/fr/on-bookselves cf othread)

meanwhile, "Oulipo" issue: http://www.anomalouspress.org/14/1.intro.php
via CR
Edited by nnyhav, Mar 31 2015, 05:55 PM.
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http://hyperallergic.com/206802/rats-build-their-labyrinth-oulipo-in-the-21st-century/
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on Daniel Levin Becker’s Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature (Harvard UP, 2012), Lauren Elkin and Scott Esposito’s The End of Oulipo? An Attempt to Exhaust a Movement (Zero Books, 2013), and Louis Bury’s Exercises in Criticism: The Theory and Practice of Literary Constraint (Dalkey Archive, 2014)
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nvzys

sleepily, but I listened to Harry Mathews (yay!), Anne Garetta (I don't think so..) Atlas Press..Pataphysics
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Has anyone read Many Subtle Channels? Is it a good overview of Oulipo's history? I'm looking for something like that.
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^ upthread (by which I mean prior page) ... I replaced the link to the Brian Kim Stefans article as well
but for what you're looking for maybe this is more in that line:
http://www.complete-review.com/reviews/oulipo/oprimer.htm
also, the Elkin-Esposito book, also upthread,
http://www.complete-review.com/reviews/oulipo/end.htm
(neither of which I've read, mind you ...)

(I'd recommend Bellos' biography of Perec without reservation, but it's narrower than what you're looking for)
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I read Many Subtle Channels a pair of years ago. If I recall correctly, it's a good primer on the spirit of the movement, the key members, biographical history, how not to become a member, the community and its eccentricity, the poor filing cabinets, printing errors mistaken for authorial choices... Granted, a goodly portion of the book is Daniel Levin Becker's own story on how he got introduced to the group at Yale (?) and how he got inducted. It is a cosy read that will put a smile on your face, but if you're looking for a substantive survey of the techniques, you'll be disappointed. (That's not to say there's no discussion, but it's more of an anecdotal, fireside chat of a novel than an OED. I think most of the ones mentioned are on wiki.) I'd recommend reading it in conjunction with the Oulipo Compendium by Harry Mathews & Alastair Brotchie. Oulipo Laboratory is good, as well. (You'll have to use the library for those two, unless Tyche wants to follow you around next time you go to a bookshop.)
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thought i remembered Harry Mathews having his own thread, maybe not

A Tribute to Harry Mathews (in which Joseph McElroy speaks beautifully at around 37:50 (apropos of this thread, he says Mathews introduced him to Perec (so it is all good (and very relevant))))

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https://blog.plover.com/lang/math-se-lipograms.html

but in terms of factorization, the analogy would be exclusion of the even prime (in the odd perfect number)
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http://www.thewhitereview.org/reviews/harry-matthews-solitary-twin/
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