Les Ziaux (Eyeseas) presents a survey of Raymond Queneau's poems as written from his early Surrealist days of the 1920's through to 1943 and is representative of Queneau's range of poetic voices. Queneau (1903-1976)authored some 18 novels, 10 volumes of poetry, 7 volumes of essays and numerous commentaries, reviews, etc. during his lifetime. A founder of the literary movement known as Oulipo
he is mainly known in the U.S. for his novel, Zazie dans le metro
and Exercises in style.
Very little of Queneau's poetry has been published in English. Translated by Daniela Hurezanu and Stephen Kessler who also provide an informative introduction. Bilingual French and English edition.