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A Little Light Bondage, a Little Restraint --- Andrew Gallix on Oulipo @ Guardian Books | Numéro Cinq
Raymond Queneau Oulipians are into literary bondage. Their fetish is predicated on the notion that writing is always constrained by something, be it simply time or language itself. The solution, in their view, is not to try, quixotically, to abolish constraints, but to acknowledge their presence, and embrace them proactively. For Queneau, “Inspiration which consists