Raymond Queneau (2386 words)


Writing a short biography of Raymond Queneau might at first appear a useless task: speaking about Proust’s life in Bâtons, chiffres et lettres [Letters, numbers, forms], Queneau argues: “I will not devote much time on the last point, as people as subjects do not matter much”. Queneau has indeed always been eager to draw a line between personal and literary life. Yet biographical aspects do emerge in some of his books – particularly in Chêne et Chien and Les Derniers jours [The Last Days], but also in Odile [Odile] and Le Dimanche de la vie [The Sunday of Life], so we will include some of these here.

Raymond Auguste Queneau was born in Le Havre on 21 …

Citation: François Denève, Corinne. "Raymond Queneau". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 September 2012 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12765, accessed 16 August 2022.]

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