Twenty Questions for Noël Arnaud

Warren F. Motte
1986 Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature  
Noël Arnaud, the president of the Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle (Oulipo), discusses that institution's history, its literary aesthetic, and its goals. He offers art assessment of twenty-five years of Oulipian activity, in the course of which he touches upon notions which are crucial to the Oulipo's praxis: the fundamental analogy of mathematics and literature, the role of formal constraint in the literary text, and the mutual complementarity of scholarship in literary history and the
more » ... story and the practice of innovative literary experimentalism.
doi:10.4148/2334-4415.1185 fatcat:rlm6e5ah3rgtjcbtdpmnkg6uwi