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Queneau

Raymond . 1903--76. French writer, influenced in the 1920s by surrealism. His novels include Zazie dans le m?tro (1959)
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(3) Queneau's texts combine depth psychology, history, and philosophy in his own versions of utopia.
Ahora bien, se pueden tener fundadas presunciones acerca de que este poeta no es otro que Juan Luis Martinez (6), el autor de la Nueva novela (7), entre las que se cuentan el caracter experimental de su poesia, su juego desestabilizador de estructuras y generos narrativos, la inclusion de puzzles, crucigramas y caligramas de poesia china, pero sobretodo el titulo, en La nueva novela, de uno de sus poemas y la dedicatoria de otro de ellos, a saber, en el primer caso "La desaparicion [La Disparition] de una familia" y, en el segundo, la dedicatoria del poema o artefacto "La grafologia" a Francoise Le Lionnais -- el matematico y fundador junto a Queneau del Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle.
Leconte also reads Queneau influenced Jean Echenoz and Goncourt prize winning Patrick Modiano, whose 1992 "Honeymoon" is a hauntingly evocative novel about a documentary filmmaker.
Here it is evident that Calvino shared Queneau's passion for a literature modeled after playful mathematical calculations.
Iris once exclaimed: "Part of me wants to be Raymond Queneau, another wants to be Thomas Mann," and she never fully integrated the fantastic and realistic elements in her work.
The magazine cover-photo of Catherine Demongeot pays homage to Queneau's novel as well as Louis Malle's film and her performance in it, yet, combined with the book Angela reads, the photo supplies additional significance.
They are Le Chevalier du papegau, an anonymous prose romance thought to date from the fourteenth century (though it could be as late as the fifteenth); Gresset's satirical poem Ver-Vert (1734); Voltaire's philosophical story Le Blanc et le noir (from 1764); Queneau's Zazie dans le metro and Jean Echenoz's Cherokee.
RAYMOND QUENEAU (1903-1976), French writer, poet, encyclopedist, and critic, wrote seventeen novels, including Zazie dons le M[acute{e}]tro and Le Chiendent.
New Directions was the publisher--and almost always the first m publisher in the United States--of Apollinaire, Djuna Barnes, Bei Dao, Borges, Paul Bowles, Brecht, Camus, Cela, Celine, Cendrars, Char, Cocteau, Dahlberg, Daumal, Durrell, Eluard, Endo, Garcia Lorca, Hawkes, Hesse, Huidobro, Isherwood, Jarry, Joyce, Kafka, Lautreamont, Merton, Michaux, Henry Miller, Mishima, Montale, Nabokov, Neruda, Parra, Pasternak, Paz, Queneau, Raja Rao, Reverdy, Rilke, Rimbaud, Sartre, Sebald, Supervielle, Svevo, Tabucchi, Dylan Thomas, Ungaretti, Valery, Vittorini, Nathanael West and Tennessee Williams.
Queneau, who had recently joined Inco in their New York office as manager of research.
They were inspired by Alfred Jarry and Raymond Queneau, whose Exercices de style (1947; Exercises in Style) consisted of a single anecdote presented in 99 different forms demonstrating different figures of speech, style, and other literary elements.
Recommendations to write 'ghost chapters' and to emulate Raymond Queneau's Exercices en style may, however, work randomly without some theoretical connection being made between fiction and trope.