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Author: Georges Perec; John Sturrock
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1997.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Georges Perec, author of the highly acclaimed Life: A User's Manual, was only forty-six when he died in 1982. Despite a tragic childhood, during which his mother was deported to Auschwitz, Perec produced some of the most entertaining essays of the age. His literary output was deliberately varied in form and style and this generous selection of Perec's non-fictional work, the first to appear in English, demonstrates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Georges Perec; Georges Perec
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Perec; John Sturrock
ISBN: 0140189866 9780140189865
OCLC Number: 39188628
Description: xv, 288 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Species of spaces / Espèces d'espaces --
from Je suis né --
from Penser / Classer --
from L'infra-ordinaire --
from L.G. --
from Cantatrix Sopranica L. --
The winter journey/ Le voyage d'hiver --
from Voeux.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Georges Perec ; edited and translated by John Sturrock.

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"Georges Perec, author of the highly acclaimed Life: A User's Manual, was only forty-six when he died in 1982. Despite a tragic childhood, during which his mother was deported to Auschwitz, Perec produced some of the most entertaining essays of the age. His literary output was deliberately varied in form and style and this generous selection of Perec's non-fictional work, the first to appear in English, demonstrates his characteristic lightness of touch, wry humour and accessibility." "As he contemplates the many ways in which we occupy the space around us, as he depicts the commonplace items with which we are familiar in a startling, engrossing way, as he recounts his psychoanalysis while remaining reticent about his feelings or depicts the Paris of his childhood without a trace of sentimentality, we become aware that we are in the presence of a remarkable, virtuoso writer."--Jacket.

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