Quote: Originality

Le Lionnais: A writer appears on earth — let’s pass over his conception and other details — and what does he do? He reads previous writers and starts intersecting. If he doesn’t, he’s an original creator.

Latis: We certainly know that originality is the opposite of culture.”

Oulipo Compendium, 186-87. (translated transcript of a meeting 28 Aug 1961)