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Perec, Georges 1936-1982

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Life, a user's manual by Georges Perec( Book )

166 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member 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 )

95 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member 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 )

120 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of Life: A User's Manual (Godine, 1987) comes an equally astonishing novel: W or The Memory of Childhood, a narrative that reflects a great writer's effort to come to terms with his childhood and his part in the Nazi occupation of France. 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 temporary idolatry. As the reader soon discovers, W is a place where "it is more important to be lucky than to be deserving," and "you have to fight to live...[with] no recourse, no mercy, no salvation, not even any hope that time will sort things out." Here, sport is glorified and victors honored, but athletes are vilified, losers executed, rape common, stealing encouraged and violence a fact of life. Perec's interpretive vision of the Holocaust forces us to ask the question central to our time: How did this happen before our eyes? How did we look at those "shells of skin and bone, ashen faced, with their backs permanently bent, their eyes full of panic and their suppurating sores"? How did this happen, not on W, but before millions of spectators, some horrified, some cheering, some indifferent, but all present at the games watching the events of that grisly arena?
Les choses; une histoire des années soixante by Georges Perec( Book )

119 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jérôme et Sylvie ne peuvent se contenter de leurs salaires trop bas et de leur train de vie pas assez élevé. La vision des richesses des autres creusent leurs désillusions et achèvent de les conforter dans leurs aspirations à une forme de luxe qu'ils confondent avec la liberté. Après plusieurs tentatives pour sortir de ce quotidien médiocre, ils rentreront dans le rang, perdant leurs idéaux
"53 jours" : roman by Georges Perec( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member 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 )

63 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In der winzigen Pariser Mansarde klingelt wie jeden Morgen der Wecker. Heute gälte es, das Examen anzutreten - doch der junge Mann steht nicht auf. Er beschließt, an diesem Leben, das ihm nichts mehr zu geben hat, keinen Anteil mehr zu nehmen. Während über den Dächern von Paris die Sommerhitze brütet, überlässt er sich einem gefährlichen Selbstexperiment. Georges Perecs drittes Buch ist die Geschichte einer radikalen Verweigerung. Noch vor der Oulipo-Zeit entstanden, ist dieser ganz in der Du-Perspektive geschriebene Roman eine Meditation über den Stillstand, eine Etüde über die Leere
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Multiple languages and Japanese and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shuhei Hirayama, A widowed salaryman, decides he must find his daughter a husband and in to this end enlists the help of his westerned son. Hirayamas' matchmaking takes place against a backdrop of loss, hope and the changing relevence of traditional culture within a modernising society
Ellis Island by Georges Perec( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le condottière : roman by Georges Perec( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een kunstvervalser in een identiteitscrisis vermoordt in een opwelling zijn opdrachtgever
Un cabinet d'amateur : histoire d'un tableau by Georges Perec( Book )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a painting by Heinrich Kürz
Espèces d'espaces by Georges Perec( Book )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom leeren Blatt Papier über das Bett, die Treppe, die Wand, das Mietshaus, die Straße über das Land und die Welt ins Universum: Träume von Räumen durchmisst spielerisch Raum und Räume, vom Allernächsten bis hin ins Fernste. Sogenannte praktische Übungen (""Durchqueren Sie Paris, aber nur durch Straßen, in deren Name ein C vorkommt!"") unterbrechen die Anordnung mit federleichter Konkretheit, und sehr persönliche Miniaturen sorgen dafür, dass das Spiel niemals im Unverbindlichen verbleibt. Kein anderes Buch kann wohl als so typisch für Perecs Werk bezeichnet werden: ein Panorama liter
Quel petit vélo à guidon chromé au fond de la cour? by Georges Perec( Book )

49 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member 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]
Le voyage d'hiver by Georges Perec( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, Georges Perec wrote a brief entertainment for a publisher's catalogue, and "The Winter Journey" quickly became his most frequently reprinted short story. Set on the eve of the Second World War, it recounts the discovery of a great literary masterpiece that conceals a scandalous secret at the heart of modern French literature ... The present volume includes, and then extends Perec's brief parable. Over two decades his fellow Oulipians have written twenty sequels to this tale, between 1992 and January of this year."--Page [4] of cover
The art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raise by Georges Perec( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts an employee's attempt to ask for a salary increase
Penser, classer by Georges Perec( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ""Denken/Ordnen"", seinem letzten Buch, forscht Georges Perec den kleinen Privat-Bürokratien nach, die jeder Einzelne entwickelt, um die Dinge der Welt zu versammeln, zu zerlegen und zum Verschwinden zu bringen: Anleitungen, Übungen, Listen, Methoden; seitenweise Kochrezepte (aber nur für Seezunge, Kalbsbries und Kaninchen!), verschiedene Arten, ein Bücherregal zu ordnen; Überlegungen über die Unmöglichkeit des Aufräumens und über die verschiedenen Arten körperlichen Aufenthalts beim Lesen (auf der Toilette, auf Reisen, beim Essen, im Bett ...) - und nicht zuletzt einige Seiten wunderbare B
Cantatrix sopranica L. et autres écrits scientifiques by Georges Perec( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member 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
Les choses; a story of the sixties by Georges Perec( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabets : cent soixante-seize onzains hétérogrammatiques by Georges Perec( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member 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 )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in French and English and held by 193 WorldCat member 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."--Page [4] of cover
Les revenentes by Georges Perec( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in French and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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W, or, The memory of childhood
Alternative Names
Bīrīk, Ǧūrǧ 1936-1982

Georges Perec

Georges Perec 1936-1982

Georges Perec escritor francés

Georges Perec Frans schrijver

Georges Perec französischer Schriftsteller

Georges Perec French writer

Georges Perec Penulis asal Perancis

Georges Perec pisarz francuski

Georges Perec scrittore francese

Georgius Perec

Jorj Perek

Joruju Perekku 1936-1982

Perec, G. 1936-1982

Perec, Georges

Pérec, Georges 1936-1982

Perekku Joruju 1936-1982

Pereks, Žoržs

Pereks, Žoržs, 1936-1982

Ƶorƶ Perek

Ζωρζ Περέκ

Жорж Перек

Перек, Жорж

Перек, Жорж, 1936-1982

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ז'ורז' פרק

עקרבי, אירית 1936-1982

פרק, ז׳ורז׳ 1936-1982

פרק, ז'ורז' 1936-1982

بيريك، جورج، 1936-1982

جورج بيريك

جورج بيريك، 1936-1982

ژرژ پرک

ژۆرژو پێرێک

ჟორჟ პერეკი ფრანგი მწერალი

조르주 페렉

페렉, 조르주 1936-1982

페렉, 조르지 1936-1982


ジョルジュ・ペレック 1936-1982

ペレック, ジョルジュ

ペレック, ジョルジュ 1936-1982


A voidW, or, The memory of childhood"53 jours" : romanSanma no ajiEllis IslandLe voyage d'hiverThe art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raiseAn attempt at exhausting a place in Paris