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Exercises in style

Author: Raymond Queneau; Barbara Wright
Publisher: New York : New Directions, ©2012.
Series: New Directions paperbook, NDP1240
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Queneau; Barbara Wright
ISBN: 9780811220354 0811220354
OCLC Number: 796230191
Language Note: Translated from French.
Notes: Reissue, with additions, of Wright's 1981 translation of the 1st ed. (1947) of Exercices de style.
"Queneu's experimental masterpiece and a hallmark book of the Oulipo literary group, retells . . . [an] unexceptional tale ninety-nine times, employing the sonnet and the alexandrine, onomatopoeia, and Cockney [etc.] . . . . To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the 1947 French publication of Exercises de Style, New Directions has asked several writers to contribute new exercises . . . . This edition also retains Barbara Wright's original introduction and reminiscence of working on this book"--Publisher's note.
Description: xviii, 262 p. : ill., music ; 19 cm.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, NDP1240
Other Titles: Exercices de style.
Responsibility: by Raymond Queneau ; translated by Barbara Wright ; with new exercises translated by Chris Clarke ; and exercises in homage to Queneau by Jesse Ball ... [et .al].

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