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Raymond Queneau

1903 - 1976

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Raymond Queneau (French: [ʁɛmɔ̃ kəno]; 21 February 1903 – 25 October 1976) was a French novelist, poet, critic, editor and co-founder and president of Oulipo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle), notable for his wit and cynical humour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Queneau has received more than 262,864 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Raymond Queneau is the 666th most popular writer (down from 636th in 2019), the 776th most popular biography from France (down from 720th in 2019) and the 108th most popular French Writer.

Raymond Queneau is most famous for his novel Zazie dans le métro, which has been translated into English as Zazie in the Metro.

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Among writers, Raymond Queneau ranks 666 out of 5,755Before him are Maya Angelou, Ismail Gaspirali, Alfred de Vigny, Sven Hassel, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Walter Raleigh. After him are Kumārajīva, Patricia Highsmith, Giosuè Carducci, Nellie Bly, Vuk Karadžić, and Masaru Emoto.

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Among people born in 1903, Raymond Queneau ranks 35Before him are Irène Némirovsky, Hans Jonas, The French Angel, Bing Crosby, Fahri Korutürk, and Hugo Theorell. After him are Matthias Sindelar, Igor Kurchatov, Eliot Ness, Tunku Abdul Rahman, George Beadle, and Georg Elser. Among people deceased in 1976, Raymond Queneau ranks 28Before him are Benjamin Graham, Jacques Monod, Anneliese Michel, Eyvind Johnson, Zhu De, and Rudolf Bultmann. After him are Gustav Heinemann, Josef Albers, Leopold Ružička, Lars Onsager, Émile Benveniste, and Choe Yong-gon.

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In France

Among people born in France, Raymond Queneau ranks 776 out of 6,011Before him are René Lalique (1860), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Alfred de Vigny (1797), Françoise Dorléac (1942), Paul Doumer (1857), and Louis the Blind (880). After him are Jacques Pierre Brissot (1754), Robert of Molesme (1024), Louis Malle (1932), Oenomaus (-105), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), and Richard I of Normandy (933).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Raymond Queneau ranks 108Before him are Maurice Blanchot (1907), Edmond Rostand (1868), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Frontinus (30), Georges Perec (1936), and Alfred de Vigny (1797). After him are Bernart de Ventadorn (1135), Antoine François Prévost (1697), Pierre Boulle (1912), Alain-René Lesage (1668), Ninon de l'Enclos (1620), and Pierre de Ronsard (1524).