Los Angeles Review of Books - Gaming The System: On The Oulipo
Just discovered the OULIPO posse recently via Colin Marshall’s fantastic Notebook on Cities and Culture podcast (formerly The Marketplace of Ideas- do yourself a favor and subscribe). After stumbling across Georges Perec earlier in the year, it looks like a new literary obsession is a-brewing for me. Don’t be surprised if I start playing with restraints like composing a metro poem on my next trip to Osaka.
Oh yes- I’ll be meeting up with the above-mentioned Mr. Marshall while he travels in Japan in November, as interview subject (!!!), although I have no idea what to say, or what the conversation will be about, what topics/subjects I’d be keen to broach, etc- we’ll see when the tape is rolling, I guess. Expect some talk about Japan & gaijinhood(if only to get the topic out of the way), homesickness and maybe some wondering-aloud about what the hell is wrong with Vancouver.