L'Oulipo ou la Nouvelle Vague du Classicisme

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Abstract

The Oulipo establishes a new relationship with Antiquity, one which submits to a reevaluation and notto a process of destruction: by means of an analytic tendency, the Oulipo relives forgotten works orrereads the literature so dear to Classical tradition. With regards to its relationship with contemporaryavant-garde, the Oulipo, which upholds the idea of a voluntary literature, opposes Surrealism, butshares with Tel Quel the playful notion of literature and the intent of reevaluating text as a practicefounded on an handcrafted perception of a writer’s creation. The Oulipo’s answer to NineteenthcenturyRealism’s desire to break from narrative conventions animating Tel Quel and the NouveauRoman is replaced by a new approach of perceived reality in its numerous and continuoustransformations.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)279-291
Number of pages13
JournalTHÉLÈME
Volume25
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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