Raymond Roussel

Raymond Roussel

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Raymond Roussel (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɛmɔ̃ ʁusɛl]; January 20, 1877 – July 14, 1933) was a French poet, novelist, playwright, musician, and chess enthusiast. Through his novels, poems, and plays he exerted a profound influence on certain groups within 20th century French literature, including the Surrealists, Oulipo, and the authors of the nouveau roman.