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Oulipo: A primer of potential literature. Translated and edited by Warren F. Motte, Jr

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Oulipo: A primer of potential literature. Translated and edited by Warren F. Motte, Jr

by Wright, Ernest Vincent, 1872-1939. Gadsby, 1939.) Oulipo (association), 1960-    

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Lincoln (Nebraska): University of Nebraska Press, 1986     ¶ An interesting reference to Wright's famous lipogram Gadsby, showing the deterioration of Wright's text as it is copied and recopied by writers who don't have access to the first edition (1939) -- which was, and is, almost unobtainable. On page 53 here, Motte quotes Queneau 1964 quoting Pierce 1961 quoting Wright 1939: Pierce had it right ("carolling", "No"), but now Motte has it wrong ("caroling", "no"). The conclusion seems obvious enough, that there is no substitute for the first edition.   ||| Collation: 228 x 151 mm: 112 leaves, paginated [i-vii] viii-xiii [xiv], 1-209 [210 blank].  Illustration: Diagrams, tables.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Very good.  .

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Title
Oulipo: A primer of potential literature. Translated and edited by Warren F. Motte, Jr
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Wright, Ernest Vincent, 1872-1939. Gadsby, 1939.) Oulipo (association), 1960-    
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Paperback
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Place of Publication
Lincoln (Nebraska)
Date Published
1986
Keywords
Wright Ernest Vincent 1872 1939 Gadsby 1939 OuLiPo Ouvroir de Littérature Litterature Potentielle 1960 OuLiPo A primer of potential literature Translated and edited by Warren F Motte Jr Queneau Raymond Pierce John Robinson
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