Tel Quel  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Tel Quel (in English "as is") was an avant-garde journal for literature, founded in 1960 in Paris (Éditions du Seuil) by Philippe Sollers. It was mainly influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Lacan, Roland Barthes, Julia Kristeva, and Jacques Derrida.

Tel Quel was greatly influenced by the big names of modernity such as Lautréamont, Joyce, Bataille, Artaud and Céline.

The editors committee included Philippe Sollers, Jean-Edern Hallier, Jean-René Huguenin, Jean Ricardou, Jean Thibaudeau, Michel Deguy, Marcelin Pleynet, Denis Roche, Jean-Louis Baudry, Jean-Pierre Faye, Jacqueline Risset, and Julia Kristeva. It aimed to reflect the avant-garde revaluation of classical literary history. Authors and collaborators include Roland Barthes, Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Pierre Faye, Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Marcelin Pleynet, Philippe Sollers, Tzvetan Todorov, Francis Ponge, Umberto Eco, Gérard Genette, Pierre Boulez, Jean-Luc Godard, and Pierre Guyotat. Publication ceased in 1982, The journal was followed by L'Infini.

Tel Quel is also the title of two volumes of short reflections by Paul Valéry, published in 1941 and 1943.

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