5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
If you have any interest in fiction as a reader or writer, buy this.,
This review is from: Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature (French Literature) (Scholarly Series) (Paperback)
Tempted to learn French, but you're too lazy? Love the French and it's authors? Want to know more about what your pretentious friend gabbles on about, but were to afraid to ask? Well, here you go. Suffering from writers block, then pick an equation!
I recommend you buy Atlas Press masterwork the Oulipo Compendium at the same time, along with a couple of classic Oulipo novels like Life a Users Manual by Perec or If on a Winter's Day by Calvino. Poetry: The Plurality of Worlds of Lewis by Jacques Roubaud. Essay: Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books by Marcel Benabou. There, that should be enough for now... Now, go learn French (or at least try learning English better, Oulipo will teach you how little you know).