Daniel Levin Becker

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Daniel Levin Becker
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Genrewriter, translator

Daniel Levin Becker[A] (born in 1984 in Chicago) is an American writer, translator and musical critic.


In 2006, he finished his undergraduate studies in English and French at Yale University, where he also wrote for campus humor magazine Yale Record. [2] [3] In 2009 he was elected member of the French literary workshop Oulipo, making him the second American member of this group (the first is Harry Mathews). He was elected after a Fulbright year spent organizing and indexing that group's archives. He is the author of Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature, published in April 2012 by Harvard University Press.[1]

Levin Becker[1] is currently the reviews editor for the magazine The Believer.[4]

He also contributes regularly as a music critic for the newspaper SF Weekly.[5] His writings and musical reviews can also be regularly found in Dusted Magazine,[6] The Point,[7] and The American Book Review,[8]

He is among a list of contributors to The &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing.[citation needed]

He has translated from the French texts like Georges Perec's dream journal La Boutique Obscure and Hervé Le Tellier's short story "A Few Musketeers," as well as Georges Perec, Oulibiographer by Bernard Magné[9] and Letter from the Author to his Editor by Marcel Bénabou.[10]

DLB became an Oulipian when he was only 24, the youngest member at the time. He was also the youngest member and songwriter for the project band Mujeres Encinta that he joined when he was only a teenager.[11]

Daniel is most famous for "The DLB," a sandwich designated to vegetarian tastes that includes tomato, caramelized onion, vegan mayonnaise, and a hint of Halden Mushroom.[citation needed]


  • Many subtle channels : in praise of potential literature, Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012. ISBN 9780674065772, OCLC 758383680
  • L'Herminette, Calgary, Alberta : No Press, 2017. OCLC 1059130145
  • All that is evident is suspect : readings from the Oulipo 1963-2018, San Francisco : McSweeney's, 2018. ISBN 9781944211523, OCLC 1076361462


  1. ^ The last name is "Levin Becker".[1]


  1. ^ a b c Levin Becker, Daniel (April 2012). Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature. Boston: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674065772. Retrieved 13 May 2017. Drawn to the Oulipo’s mystique, Levin Becker secured a Fulbright grant to study the organization and traveled to Paris.
  2. ^ Levin Becker, Daniel; Glazier, Martin (May 2003). "The Maelstrom Recording Diaries". The Yale Record. New Haven.
  3. ^ Levin Becker, Daniel and Martin Glazier (May, 2003). "The Maelstrom Recording Diaries". The Yale Record. New Haven: Yale Record.
  4. ^ U.S.A. "The Believer - About". Believermag.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  5. ^ "Daniel Levin Becker - San Francisco". SF Weekly. Archived from the original on 2011-08-06. Retrieved 2011-10-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Dusted Writers [ Daniel Levin Becker ]". Dustedmagazine.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  7. ^ "Daniel Levin Becker | The Point Magazine Author Archive". Thepointmag.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-17. Retrieved 2011-10-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Current Issue". American Book Review. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  9. ^ Bernard Magné (1982-03-03). "Georges Perec, Oulibiographer". Drunkenboat.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  10. ^ Marcel Bénabou. "Letter". Drunkenboat.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  11. ^ "trompe lit - artforum.com / scene & herd". Artforum.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09.

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