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Raymond Queneau Quotes

Raymond Queneau Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Raymond Queneau
Type:
Poet
Nationality:
French
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    A very great Iliad... concerns the creation of a nation. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    After the magical act accomplished by Joyce with Ulysses, perhaps we are getting away from it. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    All confessions are Odysseys. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    All societies are historical. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story, which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an individual as having a general historical value, which is the Odyssey. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    It is the creator of fiction's point of view; it is the character who interests him. Sometimes he wants to convince the reader that the story he is telling is as interesting as universal history. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    One can easily classify all works of fiction either as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    The Iliad is the private lives of people thrown into disorder by history. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point where they are well-established, and even so it is detached from the historical side. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    The Odyssey is the story of someone who, in the course of diverse experiences, acquires a personality or affirms and recovers his personality. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    There have been only rare moments in history where individual histories were able to run their course without wars or revolutions. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    To have one's own story told by a third party who doesn't know that the character in question is himself the hero of the story being told, that's a technical refinement. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    Ulysses finds himself unchanged, aside from his experience, at the end of his odyssey. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    We have gotten away from this double aspect of either putting the character back into historical events or of making a historical event of his very life. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    We think of giving importance to history, but it is the individual who is interesting, and we want to give him a historical importance. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau
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    When Ulysses hears his own story sung by an epic poet and then he reveals his identity and the poet wants to continue singing, Ulysses isn't interested any longer. That's very astonishing. Raymond_QueneauRaymond Queneau