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Perec, Georges 1936-1982

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Most widely held works by Georges Perec
Life, a user's manual by Georges Perec( Book )

270 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Represents an exploration of the relationship between imagination and reality as seen through the eyes of the dying Serge Valene, an inhabitant of a large Parisian apartment block
A void by Georges Perec( Book )

156 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As his country is torn apart by social and political anarchy, A Void's protagonist, Anton Vowl, a chronic insomniac, is unaccountably found missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any indication, for any faint hint, as to his location. All that it brings to light, though, is Vowl's liking (uncannily similar to his author's) for parody, wordplay and dazzling fictional constructs, constructs which continually risk spiralling out of control. And, gradually, insidiously, a ghost from Vowl's past starts to cast its malignant shadow ..."--Jacket
W, or, The memory of childhood by Georges Perec( Book )

148 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of Life: A User's Manual (Godine, 1987) comes an equally astonishing novel: W or The Memory of Childhood, a narrative that reflects a great writer's effort to come to terms with his childhood and his part in the Nazi occupation of France. Guaranteed to send shock waves through the literary community, Perec's W tells two parallel stories. The first is autobiographical, describing the author's wartime boyhood. The second tale, denser, more disturbing, more horrifying, is the allegorical story of W, a mythical island off Tierra del Fuego governed by the thrall of the Olympic "ideal," where losers are tortured and winners held in temporary idolatry. As the reader soon discovers, W is a place where "it is more important to be lucky than to be deserving," and "you have to fight to live...[with] no recourse, no mercy, no salvation, not even any hope that time will sort things out." Here, sport is glorified and victors honored, but athletes are vilified, losers executed, rape common, stealing encouraged and violence a fact of life. Perec's interpretive vision of the Holocaust forces us to ask the question central to our time: How did this happen before our eyes? How did we look at those "shells of skin and bone, ashen faced, with their backs permanently bent, their eyes full of panic and their suppurating sores"? How did this happen, not on W, but before millions of spectators, some horrified, some cheering, some indifferent, but all present at the games watching the events of that grisly arena?
Les choses; une histoire des années soixante by Georges Perec( Book )

144 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selon Perec, "les choses" sont les lieux rhétoriques de la fascination, c'est tout ce que l'on peut dire à propos de la fascination qu'exercent sur nous les objets. [SDM]
Un Homme qui dort by Georges Perec( Book )

114 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tu as vingt-cinq ans e vingt-neuf dents, trois chemises et huit chaussettes, quelques livres que tu ne lis plus, quelques disques que tu n'écoutes plus. Tu n'as pas envie de te souvenir d'autre chose, ni de ta famille, ni de tes études, ni de tes amours, ni de tes amis, ni de tes vacances, ni de tes projets. Tu as voyagé et tu n'as rien rapporté de tes voyages. Tu es assis et tu ne veux qu'attendre, attendre seulement jusqu'à ce qu'il n'y ait plus rien attendre : que vienne la nuit, que sonnent les heures, que les jours s'en aillent, que les souvenirs s'esompetent.' C'est en ces termes que le narrateur s'adresse à lui-même, 'un homme qui dort' qui va se laisser envahir par la torpeur et faire l'expérience de l'indifférence absolue"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Espèces d'espaces by Georges Perec( Book )

85 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce journal d'un usager de l'espace part de constatations élémentaires : "L'espace de notre vie n'est ni continu, ni infini, ni homogène, ni isotrope. Mais sait-on précisément où il se brise, où il se courbe, où il se déconnecte et où il se rassemble?"
Ellis Island by Georges Perec( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French novelist Georges Perec, whose Life: A User's Manual has been called a landmark of contemporary literature, has continually captured the American imagination, most recently with the publication of A Void, a novel written without the letter e. Ellis Island holds us in thrall once again. With poetic grace, insistent questioning, and a stunning carousel of images, Perec and filmmaker Robert Bober open our eyes to the intriguing blend of permanence and transience that is Ellis Island." "In lyrical prose, they explore their personal relationships to the themes of diaspora and identity, then interview men and women who, as children, arrived at Ellis Island full of hope and dreams about their new lives in America. Ellis Island offers a whole new presentation of the immigrant experience."--BOOK JACKET
Penser, classer by Georges Perec( Book )

58 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts of Sorts, one of Georges Perec's final works, was published posthumously in France in 1985. With this translation, David Bellos, Perec's preeminent translator, has completed the Godine list of Perec's great works translated into English and has provided an introduction to this master of "systematic versatility." Thoughts of Sorts is a compilation of musings and essays attempting to circumscribe, in Perec's words, "my experience of the world not in terms of the reflections it casts in distant places, but at its actual point of breaking surface." Perec investigates the ways by which we define our place in the world, reveling in listmaking, orientating, classifying. This book employs all of the modes of questioning explored by his previous books, and at the same time breaks new ground of its own, ending with a question mark in typical / atypical Perec fashion
Quel petit vélo à guidon chromé au fond de la cour? by Georges Perec( Book )

90 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"De temps à autre, il est bon qu'un poète, que n'effraie pas l'air raréfié des cimes, ose s'élever au-dessus du vulgaire pour dans un souffle épique, exalter notre aujourd'hui. Car ne nous y trompons pas : ces courageux jeunes gens qui, au plus fort de la guerre, ont tout tenté (en vain, hélas!) pour éviter l'enfer algérien à un jeune militaire qui criait grâce, ce sont les vrais successeurs d'Ajax et d'Achille, d'Hercule et de Télémaque, des Argonautes, des Trois Mousquetaires et même du Capitaine Nemo, de Saint-Exupéry, de Teilhard de Chardin ... Quant aux lecteurs que les vertus de l'épopée laissent insensibles, ils trouveront dans ce petit livre suffisamment de digressions et de parenthèses pour y glaner leur plaisir, et en particulier une recette de riz aux olives qui devrait satisfaire les plus difficiles"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Le condottière : roman by Georges Perec( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman philosophique. Roman policier
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Multiple languages and Japanese and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After living alone with his daughter for years, a widower must learn how to let her go, letting her be free to move on with her life, by arranging a marriage for her
Un cabinet d'amateur : histoire d'un tableau by Georges Perec( Book )

65 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in French and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a painting by Heinrich Kürz
"53 jours" : roman by Georges Perec( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'53 jours' est le roman auquel Georges Perec travaillait au moment de sa mort, survenue le 3 mars 1982. Le livre est publié ici integralement, dans une édition établie par Harry Matthews et Jacques Roubaud. Il comprend, d'une part, ce que Georges Perec avait déjà rédigé et qui recouvre onze des vingt-huit chapitres prévus; d'autre part, un abondant dossier de notes et de brouillons laissés par l'auteur, permettant le déchiffrement du reste du livre. Il a par ailleurs été prélevé dans les notes concernant les dix-sept derniers chapitres celles qui étaient susceptibles de permettre aiux lecteurs passionnés par la narration du reconstituer l'ensemble de l'histoire"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Le voyage d'hiver by Georges Perec( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in French and Spanish and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En brouillant savamment les frontières entre réalité et fiction, les textes de Perec et de Roubaud offrent une variation ludique sur le thème du plagiat par anticipation, un aller-retour pour un voyage imaginaire aux accents borgesiens
Cantatrix sopranica L. et autres écrits scientifiques by Georges Perec( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'auteur de La vie mode d'emploi, connaisseur éclairé de nombreuses disciplines, s'est lancé dans cet ouvrage dans l'imitation de textes scientifiques, sortes de parodies, caricature et de pastiches, miroitement sans fin de jeux verbaux. Des textes ici rassemblés, et qui révèlent une figure parfois ignorée de Perec, celle du savant
53 days : a novel by Georges Perec( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator of this posthumous novel investigates the disappearance of a famous French crime writer. The only clues he has are codes in a manuscript. A half-finished novel completed by its editors
Life, a user's manual : fictions by Georges Perec( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a Paris apartment block, this novel describes in minute detail the lives of the inhabitants and the apartments they inhabit at a specific moment in time
Les choses; a story of the sixties by Georges Perec( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La vie quotidienne d'un jeune couple des années soixante issu des classes moyennes, l'idée que ces jeunes gens se font du bonheur, les raisons pour lesquelles ce bonheur leur reste inacessible, car il est lié aux choses que l'on acquiert. Georges Perec a obtenu en 1965 le prix Renaudot pour son premier roman, Les choses
An attempt at exhausting a place in Paris by Georges Perec( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One overcast weekend in October 1974, Georges Perec set out in quest of the "infraordinary": the humdrum, the nonevent, the everyday--"what happens," as he put it, "when nothing happens." His choice of locale was Place Saint-Sulpice where, ensconced behind first one café window, then another, he spent three days recording everything to pass through his field of vision: the people walking by; the buses and driving-school cars caught in their routes; the pigeons moving suddenly en masse, as if in accordance to some mysterious command; the wedding (and then funeral) at the church in the center of the square; the signs, symbols, and slogans littering everything; and the darkness that eventually absorbs it all. In An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris, Perec compiled a melancholic, slightly eerie, and oddly touching document in which existence boils down to rhythm, writing turns into time, and the line between the empirical and the surreal grows surprisingly thin."--Page [4] of cover
Je me souviens by Georges Perec( Book )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux jeunes gens déboulent à toute vitesse sur leurs rollers. Mais le garçon bute sur une plaque d'égout et vient s'écrouler devant un vieil homme assis seul à la terrasse d'un café. La chute qui n'est pas grave permet au vieil homme d'engager la conversation. Installés à côté de lui avec une boisson qu'il leur a offerte, les deux enfants l'écoutent parler au rythme des "je me souviens..." qui ponctuent son récit
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Life, a user's manual
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A voidW, or, The memory of childhoodEllis IslandPenser, classerSanma no aji53 days : a novelLife, a user's manual : fictionsAn attempt at exhausting a place in Paris
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Bīrīk, Ǧūrǧ

Bīrīk Ǧūrǧ 1936-1982

Georges Perec

Georges Perec 1936-1982

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Georgius Perec

Jorj Perek

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Joruju Perekku 1936-1982

Perec, G. 1936-1982

Perec Georges

Pérec, Georges 1936-1982

Perekku, Joruju

Perekku Joruju 1936-1982

Pereks, Žoržs 1936-1982

Peretz, Georges.

Ƶorƶ Perek

Ζωρζ Περέκ

Жорж Перек

Перек, Жорж

Перек, Жорж 1936-1982

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ז'ורז' פרק

ז'ורז' פרק סופר צרפתי

עקרבי, אירית 1936-1982

פרק, ז׳ורז׳ 1936-1982

פרק, ז'ורז' 1936-1982

بيريك، جورج، 1936-1982

جورج بيريك

جورج بيريك، 1936-1982

جورج بيريك كاتب فرنسي

ژرژ پرک

ژۆرژو پێرێک

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조르주 페렉

페렉, 조르주 1936-1982

페렉, 조르지 1936-1982

ジョルジュ・ペレック

ジョルジュ・ペレック 1936-1982

ペレック, ジョルジュ

ペレック ジョルジュ 1936-1982

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