born in Meknès (Morocco) in 1939, has been a member of the Oulipo group since 1969. His works are mainly concerned with the themes of reading and writing. In his Oulipotic works, he searches for »pre-emptive plagiarism« in classical Greece and Rome. Since Paul Fournel was elected president of Oulipo, he has taken on the role of the ›definitive provisional secretary‹ along side that of ›provisionally definitive secretary‹. He has been living in Paris since 1956.
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