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  • Georges Perec by Georges Perec
    Georges Perec (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    "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 cafâe window, then another, he spent three days recording everything to pass through his field of vision: the people walking by;...

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  • A Void by Georges Perec
    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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  • Life by Georges Perec
    Life (Paperback) Georges Perec

    Chapter by chapter, the narrative moves around the building revealing a marvellously diverse cast of characters in a series of every more unlikely tales, which range from an avenging murderer to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime...

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  • Georges Perec - Wishes by Georges Perec
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  • Things: A Story of the Sixties with A Man Asleep by Georges Perec
    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 by Georges Perec
    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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  • Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec
    Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

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

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

    Darkly funny account of the office worker's mindset by the celebrated French novelist...

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  • 53 Days by Georges Perec
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  • Thoughts of Sorts by Georges Perec
    Thoughts of Sorts (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    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...

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  • Three by Perec by Georges Perec
    Three by Perec (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Perec has rightfully assumed his position in the pantheon of truly original writers of the past century. Godine has issued all but one is his books in this country, including his masterpiece Life A User's Manual. Here, in one volume, are three "easy pieces" by the master of the verbal firecracker and Gallic wit. The novella "The Exeter Text" contains all those E's that were omitted from A Void...

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  • Thoughts of Sorts by Georges Perec
    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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  • W or The Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec
    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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  • La Boutique Obscure by Georges Perec
    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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  • W, or the Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec
    W, or the Memory of Childhood (Multiple languages, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Guaranteed to send shock waves through the literary community, Perec's W tells two parallel stories. The first is autobiographical, describing the author's wartime boyhood. The second tale, denser, more disturbing, more horrifying, is the allegorical story of W, a mythical island off Tierra del Fuego, governed by the thrall of the Olympic "ideal," where losers are tortured and winners held in...

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  • La Vida Instrucciones de USO by Georges Perec
    La Vida Instrucciones de USO (Spanish, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, an extraordinarily rich cast of characters is revealed in a series of tales that are bizarre, funny, or (sometimes) quite ordinary. From the confessions of a cyclist to the plans of a murderer, Life is a manual of human irony.

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  • The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise by Georges Perec
    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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  • Winter Journeys by Georges Perec
    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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  • Life by Georges Perec
    Life (Multiple languages, Paperback) Georges Perec

    "Originally published in French in 1978 as La Vie mode d'emploi by Editions Hachette Litterature, Paris"--T.p. verso.

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  • Les Choses by Georges Perec
    Les Choses (French, Paperback) Georges Perec

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