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Matias Viegener

Matias Viegener is a Los Angeles based writer, artist, and critic who works alone and collaboratively in the fields of writing, video, installation, and performance art.  Viegener is the author of 

Christine Wertheim

Christine Wertheim is a poet, critic, performer, and curator with a doctorate in literature and semiotics from Middlesex University. She is the author of +|‘me’S-pace (Les Figues Press), a book of poetics, and a chapbook from...

The /n/oulipian Analects

Matias Viegener

Christine Wertheim

Literature | $25.00
ISBN 13: 978-1-934254-00-4
Size: 9″ X 6.25″
Pages: 256
Binding: Softcover, Perfect


The /n/oulipian Analects, edited by Christine Wertheim and Matias Viegener, is an alphabetical survey of constrained writing in modern English. Editors Wertheim and Viegener gathered and arranged critical and creative pieces from some of the most prominent and influential constraint-based writers—Caroline Bergvall, Christian Bök, Johanna Drucker, Paul Fournel, Jen Hofer, Tan Lin, Bernadette Mayer, Ian Monk, Joseph Mosconi, Harryette Mullen, Doug Nufer, Vanessa Place, Janet Sarbanes, Juliana Spahr, Brian Kim Stefans, Rodrigo Toscano, Matias Viegener, Christine Wertheim, Rob Wittig, Stephanie Young—adding the unknown variable n to the great legacy of Oulipo. The result: an excellent mix of introductory basics for those new to constraint-based writing, blended with in-depth exposition and critique for those already avid readers and writers.

Praise for The /n/oulipian Analects

“An Alpha Bestiary of Exogenously Exotic Essays and Dazzlingly Delectable Design, Complexly Charismatic Constraints and Occasional Oulipian Outrages, Thoughtful Theoretical Threads and Lusicrously Ludic Limits, Gutsy Gender Gaiety and Dantesque destinies Detourned, Quixotic Queneau Quests and Cocky Combinatorial Collisions, Real Rubber Roses & Radiantly Removed R’s…What We Wanton Woeful Whimsical Wanderers Willingly Want.” 

-Charles Bernstein

A review of Caroline Bergvall’s “Via” from The /n/oulipian Analects in Jacket Magazine

Forrest Gander’s review of The /n/oulipian Analects on The Great American Pinup blog

A review by Travis Nichols at Huffington Post

Tom La Farge at Exploring Fictions reviews The /n/oulipian Analects