Jacques Roubaud

Genevieve Guetemme (Université d'Orleans)
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Jacques Roubaud, born in 1932, is a French poet, essayist, novelist and mathematician. He holds two doctorates, one on the experimental mathematics of the group Bourbaki, and one in French literature for which he wrote a dissertation called

La forme du sonnet français de Marot à Malherbe. Recherche de seconde rhétorique(The Form of the French sonnet from Marot to Malherbe. Research in second rhetoric



He taught mathematics at the University of Paris X-Nanterre and his writing has been continuously entwining his double interest. His first book of poetry, for example, published in 1966 by Gallimard and called


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), is a collection of mathematically structured sonnets – the use of a fixed form, especially the sonnet, about which he published several books, being a…

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Citation: Guetemme, Genevieve. "Jacques Roubaud". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 June 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13139, accessed 15 April 2024.]

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