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  • A Void
    A Void (Paperback) Georges Perec

    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.

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  • Species of Spaces and Other Pieces
    Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Presents a selection of Georges Perec's non-fictional work.

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  • Things: A Story of the Sixties with A Man Asleep
    Things: A Story of the Sixties with A Man Asleep (Paperback) Georges Perec

    Things: A Story of the Sixties is the story of a young couple who want to enjoy life, but the only way they know how to do so is through ownership of 'things'.In A Man Asleep, a young student embarks upon a disturbing and exhaustive pursuit of indifference, following his experience in non-existence with relentless logic.

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  • I Remember
    I Remember (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    At once an affectionate portrait of mid-century Paris and a daring pointillist autobiography, this title translates into English Georges Perec's major works. It consists of 480 numbered statements, all beginning identically with "I remember," and all limited to pieces of public knowledge - brand names and folk wisdom, actors and illnesses.

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  • W or The Memory of Childhood
    W or The Memory of Childhood (Paperback) Georges Perec

    Written in alternating chapters, W or the Memory of Childhood, tells two parallel tales, in two parts. 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.

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  • The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise
    The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    A long-suffering employee in a big corporation has summoned up the courage to ask for a raise. But as he runs through the coming encounter in his mind, his neuroses come to the surface: What’s the best day to see the boss? What if he doesn’t offer you a seat when you go into his office? And should you ask that tricky question about his daughter’s illness?You can try to navigate these difficult...

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  • La Boutique Obscure
    La Boutique Obscure (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Never-before-published in English, Georges Perec?s dream diary should be considered an important literary document. Recorded between 1968 and 1972, the dreams within are written in a deceptively simple prose that successfully captures the complex unpredictability of dreams. La Boutique Obscure opens up the mind of one of France's best known and enigmatic post-war authors and film makers, Georges...

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  • Winter Journeys
    Winter Journeys (English, Hardback) Georges Perec, The Oulipo

    The Oulipo's members have included luminaries of the calibre of Italo Calvino, Marcel Duchamp and Georges Perec. In 1979 Georges Perec wrote a brief entertainment for a publisher's catalogue: The Winter Journey. It became his most reprinted text, and revealed an extraordinary literary discovery, a secret concealed at the heart of modern French literature. Following Perec's death, the group began...

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  • Thoughts of Sorts
    Thoughts of Sorts (Hardback) Georges Perec

    Perec was a leading exponent of French literary surrealism who found humour - and pathos - in the human need for classification. Thoughts of Sorts is itself unclassifiable, a unique collection of philosophical riffs on his obsession with lists, puzzles, catalogues, and taxonomies. Introduced by Margaret Drabble.

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  • 53 Days
    53 Days (English, Paperback) Georges Perec $17.02
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  • Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere
    Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere (English, Hardback) Georges Perec

    Puckish and playful, Georges Perec infused avant-garde and experimental fiction with a wit and wonder that belied the serious concerns and concepts that underpinned it. A prominent member of the OuLiPo, and an abiding influence on fiction writers today, Perec used formal constraints to dazzling effect in such works as A Void?a murder mystery that contains nary an ?e??andLife A User's Manual, in...

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  • Wishes (English, Paperback) Georges Perec $19.45
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  • Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere
    Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Portrait of a Man [Il Condottiere] dates from 1957-1960 and is the first novel Perec ever completed: it was rejected by Gallimard and Seuil back when Perec was ?nobody,? so it is ironic that Seuil has brought it out now. Back in 1960, Perec put it away, as he wrote to a friend: ?Will leave it where it is, for the moment at least. Will take it up again in ten years, and it will either become a masterwork or [I] will wait in my grave for a faithful exégète to find it in an old trunk.? The novel was subsequently found by David Bellos, and it is a thriller, combining art forgery and murder. The protagonist (Winkler) devotes months on end to making a fake for a client of the famous painting Il Condottiere by Renaissance artist Antonella da Messina, which is in the Louvre. As classic mysteries begin, this one starts with a murder on the first page: but it is Winkler who murders his client. The novel investigates the motive for the crime: one of its reasons will center on the forger's frustration over his inability to produce a work rivaling the original. The theme of forgery in painting crosses much of Perec's work. And the character Winckler also appears in Life: A User's Manual and in W, or the Remembrance of Childhood. Our version also includes a brief introduction by Bellos.

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  • Denken/Ordnen
    Denken/Ordnen (German, Pamphlet) Georges Perec


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  • Was für ein kleines Moped mit verchromter Lenkstange steht dort im Hof?
    Was für ein kleines Moped mit verchromter Lenkstange steht dort im Hof? (German, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Das Moped gehört dem Unteroffizier Pollak Henri, der damit allabendlich von der Kaserne in den heimatlichen Montparnasse knattert, um sich durch Entledigung der Uniform in einen offenkundigen Zivilisten zu verwandeln und zu seinen Spezis zu stoßen, die bei reichlich Rotwein über Hegellius und Lukasch diskutieren. Da wird eines Tages sein Freund Kara- wie heißt er noch? Karasek? Karamalz?...

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  • Träume von Räumen
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  • The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise
    The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise (Hardback) Georges Perec

    A novel that dispenses with the normal rules for literary composition.

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  • Anton Voyls Fortgang
    Anton Voyls Fortgang (German, Paperback) Georges Perec

    1969 als Resultat einer Wette entstanden, taucht in Perecs wohl außergewöhnlichstem Werk

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  • Ein Mann der schläft
    Ein Mann der schläft (German, Paperback) Georges Perec $12.25
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