Jacques Jouet

Jacques Jouet is a French writer and has been a participating member of the Oulipo literary project since 1983.
Exhibition duration:
17-11-2019 - 17-11-2019
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Title:
Jacques Jouet
Artist:
Jacques Jouet (born 6 October 1947) is a French writer and has been a participating member of the Oulipo literary project since 1983. He is a poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayiste, and plasticine artist specializing in collages. As a member of l'Oulipo, Jouet became its focus in June 2009 when he began publicly writing a serialized novel in five days. He first became involved with Oulipo in 1978, stemming from a writing course directed by Paul Fournel, Georges Perec, and Jacques Roubaud.
His serial The Republic of Mek Ouyes was broadcast simultaneously on radio and on the web, through the site of his publisher, P.O.L. Jouet wrote Poèmes de métro while riding the underground trains of the Paris Métro.

Selected bibliography:
Le directeur du Musée des cadeaux des chefs d'État de l'étranger
Annette et l'Etna
Poèmes de Métro (Poems of the Paris Underground)
Mon bel autocar (My Beautiful Bus)
Actes de la machine ronde
L'amour comme on l'apprend à l'école hôtelière
Une mauvaise maire
MRM (Max Jacob Prize 2009)

Theatre:
La République de Mek Ouyes, staged in 2006 at the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers