François Caradec  

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François Caradec (Quimper, 1924 - November 13, 2008) was a French 20th century writer, biographer and historian of French popular culture and the history of the comic book in particular. He was a member of the Oulipo and a regent in the Collège de ’Pataphysique. He is the co-author of the history of farces, Encyclopédie des farces et attrapes et des mystifications.[1].

He wrote biographies on Lautréamont, Alfred Jarry, Raymond Roussel (translated by Ian Monk for Atlas Press), Alphonse Allais, Henry Gauthier-Villars, Le Pétomane and Jane Avril.

Works

Auteur de biographies de référence de Lautréamont, d’Alfred Jarry, de Raymond Roussel, d’Alphonse Allais, de Henry Gauthier-Villars et de Jane Avril. Il est l’un des spécialistes français de la bande dessinée, cultive les pastiches et mystifications de tout ordre.

Il a suivi de près la création de l’Ouvroir de Bande dessinée Potentielle (Oubapo).

Il est enfin, avec Jacques Jouet, Paul Fournel et Hervé Le Tellier, de l'Oulipo, l’un des protagonistes de l'émission de radio « Des Papous dans la tête » de France-Culture.

Bibliography

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