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As Georges Perec said in his interview, the empty spaces he leaves after his death are an invitation for others to continue the play and game of language and writing. To view it, click here. Quello che succede di notevole.

It kind of reminds me of the Stuart Lee sketch about the family who leave London for the country and start by praising the pony and end begging for him to visit and to bring cocaine.

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I feel as though that memory is housed in the trailer, which means I was not more than five. View all 10 comments. I will now go read everything else he has written. This travel affects the book. But it may lie horizontally atop the other Perecs due to lack of space geirge the shelf. This, I feel, brightens the room, enlivening it so that it lives up to its name.


Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

Perec is noted spacws his constrained writing: Perec gives us this, a gift: A User’s Manual, was only forty-six when he died in It is a great introduction to his style; if you can’t get into this, don’t bother with Perec. How could one write a book about that? A User’s Manualwas one of the most surprising and enjoyable of all modern French writers. Scout is allowed on the couch.


Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec

They are expected to form a line, and it’s a serious defect in them when they don’t do so. The street his family lived on, where he lived until he was five.

Selected pages Title Page. He argues we should look for the ‘infraordinary’, the habitual everyday things that we overlook, rather than the extraordinary which is highlighted in the news. I travel, with limitless potential, through my own mind. View all 11 comments. Perec is the author of La Disparitiona full-length French novel written completely without the letter ‘e’.

Chi sceglie gli itinerari e in funzione di cosa? Georges Perec, psecies of the highly acclaimed Life: The buildings stand one beside the spaves.

He can blow on his hands to warm them up, and blow on his soup to cool it down. Indian catching sight of Christopher Columbus Spaces is hardly one of Perec’s greatest works – quite a few times, it reads more like a scrapbook of ideas, thinking aloud to himself, beorge out concepts at one point he mentions that he’s trying to write Life: He is a true joy to read.


In short order you have a wonderful definition of our experience of space.

Perec had a wide variety of interests and wrote about them. A quote from Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics.

He simply makes mental lists of everything around him and everything he can ever remember being around him. What struck me most?

I travel to Paris. Published August 1st by Penguin Classics first published For instance, he can relate a whole story in a paragraph, simply to end it with: Return to Book Page.

He is obsessed with mapping movements and spaces otherwise taken for granted, documenting the quotidian, infusing mundane objects with meaning and detail and withholding commentary as a form of reverence. He had the keenest of eyes for the ‘infra-ordinary’, the things we do every day – eating, sleeping, working – and the places we do them in without giving them a moment’s thought.

A memory of specjes inordinately proud of a map of South America I drew.

This is how space begins, with words only, signs traced on the blank page. The world is no longer that chaos which words void of meaning despair of describing. Jewels, Secrets, Sex in the collection Three.