In 1960 a group of writers and mathematicians, captained by François le Lionnais and Raymond Queneau, founded the Oulipo (Potential Literature Worker) in Paris with the firm purpose of, using mathematics, breathe new vitality into the literature to come.
That semi-secret group that did not pretend to be a literary school, a literary movement, or a literary group, nor was it an avant-garde that still enjoyed unusual health and longevity in the literary field. With little noise, working patiently, thinking about potentiality, proposing unprecedented formulas to create stories and new textual forms, the Oulipo has opened new avenues for literature by providing works of invention and originality difficult to match.
Today its recognition and influence is worldwide; He has given French letters some of his greatest monuments, let us think of Georges Perec, and Italian letters to Italo Calvino. It is also the only case of a literary group canonized as such, and it knows a notable international expansion through multiple demonstrations.