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Perec, Georges 1936-1982

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Life, a user's manual by Georges Perec( Book )
236 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 2,261 libraries worldwide
"Life is an unclassified masterpiece, a sprawling compendium as encyclopedic as Dante's Commedia and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and, in its break with tradition, as inspiring as Joyce's Ulysses. Structured around a single moment in time - 8:00 p.m. on June 23, 1975 - Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, room by room, like an onion being peeled, and extraordinary rich cast of characters is revealed in a series of tales that are bizarre, unlikely, moving, funny, or (sometimes) quite ordinary. From the confessions of a racing cyclist to the plans of an avenging murderer, from a young ethnographer obsessed with a Sumatran tribe to the death of a trapeze artist, from the fears of an ex-croupier to the dreams of a sex-change pop star to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime, Life is a manual of human irony, portraying the mixed marriages of fortunes, passions and despairs, betrayals and bereavements, of hundreds of lives in Paris and around the world." "But the novel in more than an extraordinary range of fictions; it is a closely observed account of life and experience. The apartment block's one hundred rooms are arranged in a magic square, and the book as a whole is peppered with a staggering range of literary puzzles and allusions, acrostics, problems of chess and logic, crosswords, and mathematical formulae. All are there for the reader to solve in the best tradition of the detective novel."--Jacket
A void by Georges Perec( Book )
137 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,395 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 )
150 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
Tells two parallel tales, in two parts - one is a story created in childhood and about childhood; and the other story is about two people called Gaspard Winckler: one an eight-year-old deaf-mute lost in a shipwreck, the other a man despatched to search for him, who discovers W, an island state based on the rules of sport
Les choses; a story of the sixties by Georges Perec( Book )
225 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,334 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]
"53 jours" : roman by Georges Perec( Book )
35 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 637 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
Un Homme qui dort by Georges Perec( Book )
107 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Een man leeft zijn leven tussen slapen en waken in
Species of spaces and other pieces by Georges Perec( Book )
90 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Perec produced some of the most entertaining and spirited essays of his age. His literary output was amazingly varied in form and style. This collection also demonstrates his characteristic lightness of touch, wry humour and accessibility
Penser, classer by Georges Perec( Book )
56 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 467 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 )
82 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 438 libraries worldwide
La tentative infructueuse et complexe d'un groupe d'amis de sauver le conscrit Karatruc de la guerre d'Algérie. Cette petite aventure rocambolesque, humoristique et ornée de rhétorique n'aboutit finalement à rien.--[Memento]
Un cabinet d'amateur : histoire d'un tableau by Georges Perec( Book )
71 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 423 libraries worldwide
On a painting by Heinrich Kürz
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 407 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
Ellis Island by Georges Perec( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Le condottière : roman by Georges Perec( Book )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Een kunstvervalser in een identiteitscrisis vermoordt in een opwelling zijn opdrachtgever
Le voyage d'hiver by Georges Perec( Book )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 327 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
The art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raise by Georges Perec( Book )
21 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Recounts an employee's attempt to ask for a salary increase
Cantatrix sopranica L. et autres écrits scientifiques by Georges Perec( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 253 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
Je me souviens by Georges Perec( Book )
74 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 245 libraries worldwide
"Ce ne sont pas exactement des souvenirs, mais des petits morceaux de quotidien, des choses que, telle ou telle année, tous les gens du même âge ont vues, ont vécues, ont partagées, et qui ensuite ont disparu, ont été oubliées
Alphabets : cent soixante-seize onzains hétérogrammatiques by Georges Perec( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Résultat d'un système de contraintes, ou peut-être nouvel art poétique, chacun de ces textes est un onzain, un poème de 11 vers, dont chaque vers a 11 lettres et utilise une même série de lettres différentes, etc
An attempt at exhausting a place in Paris by Georges Perec( Book )
38 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 210 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."--P. [4] of cover
Vœux by Georges Perec( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in French and English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
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Bīrīk, Ǧūrǧ 1936-1982
Georges Perec
Georges Perec 1936-1982
Georges Perec escritor francés
Georges Perec Frans schrijver
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Georges Perec scrittore francese
Georgius Perec
Joruju Perekku 1936-1982
Perec, G. 1936-1982
Perec, Georges
Perec, Georges 1936-1982
Perekku Joruju 1936-1982
Pereks, Žoržs
Ƶorƶ Perek
Ζωρζ Περέκ
Жорж Перек
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ז'ורז' פרק
עקרבי, אירית 1936-1982
פרק, ז׳ורז׳ 1936-1982
بيريك، جورج، 1936-1982
جورج بيريك
جورج بيريك، 1936-1982
ژرژ پرک
ژۆرژو پێرێک
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