French writer, member of the OuLiPo
: Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle, or "Workshop for Potential Literature".
The creation of an English-language OuLiPo
would be a great boon to international lovers of wordplay; the original OuLiPo
writers were hackers at heart rather than "mere" writers, daytrippers though the twisty space of little mazes, all alike, in TheLibraryOfBabel
; the works of such a signal author as Racter were definitely in an OuLiPo
or something very much like it still exists to this day. Its "official" Web site appears to be defunct, but a close cousin appears to live on at http://www.sabirs.net/
Pérec (or Perec, the accent was a BigDeal?
to him) was a master of the clinamen, which is (or perhaps isn't) a form of WabiSabi
Loved to play with words; wrote an entire book without using the letter "e", La Disparition
. Another using only
the vowel "e", Les revenentes
. And a 5000-word palindrome...
Wrote an introduction to the GameOfGo
, the first original work on Go in French.
There is at least one attempt to create a collaborative piece of online literature in the spirit of OuLiPo
Fan sites, in French :
In English :
trivia : GeorgesPerec
was at one time a CoWorker?
writers have included RaymondQueneau
Fans on the WikiPerec?