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Constraining chance : Georges Perec and the Oulipo

Author: Alison Siân James
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2009.
Series: Avant-garde and modernism studies.
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This text examines the representation and staging of chance in literature through the study of a specific case - the work of the 20th-century French writer Georges Perec (1936-82).
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
James, Alison Siân, 1976-
Constraining chance.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)649169493
Named Person: Georges Perec; Georges Perec; Georges Perec
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Siân James
ISBN: 9780810125315 0810125315 9780810125308 0810125307
OCLC Number: 221160891
Description: xiii, 312 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 Mastering History 21 --
2 Questioning Destiny 39 --
3 Cause and Effect 66 --
4 Traps and Machinations 87 --
5 A Challenge to Chance: The Poetics of the Oulipo 108 --
6 Perec's Constraints: Combination, Coincidence, Clinamen 132 --
7 Labyrinths and Puzzles 157 --
8 Ordering the Infraordinary 190.
Series Title: Avant-garde and modernism studies.
Responsibility: Alison James.
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