Marcel Bénabou


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Marcel Bénabou is a scholar of Roman history, a novelist, and, since 1970, the Definitively Provisional Secretary of the Oulipo. His first and latest books are Résistance africaine à la romanisation (1976) and Ecrire sur Tamara (2002). Three of his novels have been published in English by the University of Nebraska Press:  Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books (1996), Dump This Book While You Still Can! (2001),  and, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Jacob, Menahem, and Mimoun: A Family Epic (1998).

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