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A void

Author: Georges Perec
Publisher: London : Harvill, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Gothic revival (Literature)
Gothic fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perec, Georges, 1936-1982.
Void.
London : Harvill, 1994
(OCoLC)607838849
Online version:
Perec, Georges, 1936-1982.
Void.
London : Harvill, 1994
(OCoLC)624381690
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Perec
ISBN: 0002711192 9780002711197 0002711184 9780002711180
OCLC Number: 31434932
Description: xi, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Disparition.
Responsibility: Georges Perec ; translated from the French by Gilbert Adair.

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"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.

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