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A void

Author: Georges Perec; Gilbert Adair
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Vintage, 2008.
Series: Vintage classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As much a masterpiece of translation as a novel, 'A Void' contains not one single letter e anywhere in the main body of the text. This clever and unusual novel is full of plots and sub-plots, of trails in pursuit of trails and linguistic conjuring tricks.
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Genre/Form: Gothic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Perec; Gilbert Adair
ISBN: 9780099512165 0099512165 0002711192 9780002711197 0002711184 9780002711180
OCLC Number: 861283359
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published: France: Editions Denoël, 1969. This translation originally published: London: Harvill, 1994.
Description: 285 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics
Other Titles: Disparition.
Responsibility: translated from the French by Gilbert Adair.

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Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any hint as to his location and, insidiously, a ghost, from Vowl's past starts to cast its malignant shadow.  Read more...

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Adair's translation is an astounding Anglicisation of Francophonic mania, a daunting triumph of will pushing its way through imposing roadblocks to a magical country, an absurdist nirvana, of humour, Read more...

 
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