Jacques Roubaud

Jacques Roubaud is a composer of poetry and retired mathematician, who was co-opted into the Oulipo in 1966 on the suggestion of Raymond Queneau. He is the author of a six-volume cycle of memoirs published in French under the general title Le grand incendie de londres, of which the first three volumes have appeared in English: The Great Fire of London (1992), The Loop (2009) and Mathematics (2012). His many books of poetry include Some Thing Black (1990), The Plurality of Worlds of Lewis (1995), and The form of a city changes faster, alas, than the human heart (2006).