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 ∈ (Sign of belonging), is a collection of mathematically structured …
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Guetemme, Genevieve. "Jacques Roubaud". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 June 2013
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