|Birthname||Jacques Henri Jules Bens|
|born on||25 March 1931 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Cadolive, France, 43n24, 5e33|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||04°05' 15°45 Asc. 24°23'|
French writer and poet. Bens grew up in Marseille and studied zoology, because of ill health he had to interrupt his studies. He was co-founder of L’Ouvroir de Literature Potentielle, or l’Oulipo; French-speaking writers and mathematicians who’s purpose was: the seeking of new structures and patterns which may be used by writers in any way they enjoy. From 1960 till 1963 he worked on l'Encyclopédie de la Pléiade, a collection of scientific texts. Later he became general-secretary for the Société des Gens de Lettres (writers collective).
Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 48.
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction