This month we present new writing by members of the Oulipo, the innovative Parisian literary collective devoted to liberating language through constraints.
Ian Monk tours a building floor by floor and line by line
Jacques Bens makes sonnets easy as pi
Anne F. Garréta goes rogue with Remembrance of Things Past and more by François Caradec, Daniel Levin Becker, Michèle Métail, and Olivier Salon. In our special feature, Max Shmookler introduces Sudanese writing of estrangement by Nagi Al-Badawi, Adel Gassas, and Sabah Babiker Ibraheem Sanhouri. And Sayumi Takama delivers the second installment of "Spirit Summoning."
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Image: Killoffer, "La Manif," 2009. Graphite on Paper 48 x 63 cm, courtesy of Galerie Anne Barrault.
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