WorldCat Identities

Perec, Georges 1936-1982

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Georges Perec
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Georges Perec
Life, a user's manual by Georges Perec( Book )

156 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Represents an exploration of the relationship between imagination and reality as seen through the eyes of the dying Serge Valene, an inhabitant of a large Parisian apartment block
W, or, The memory of childhood by Georges Perec( Book )

118 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,178 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?
A void by Georges Perec( Book )

105 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,144 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
Les choses; une histoire des années soixante by Georges Perec( Book )

107 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selon Perec, "les choses" sont les lieux rhétoriques de la fascination, c'est tout ce que l'on peut dire à propos de la fascination qu'exercent sur nous les objets. [SDM]
"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
Penser, classer by Georges Perec( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 circumscribe, in Perec's words, "my experience of the world not in terms of the reflections it casts in distant places, but at its actual point of breaking surface." Perec investigates the ways by which we define our place in the world, reveling in listmaking, orientating, classifying. This book employs all of the modes of questioning explored by his previous books, and at the same time breaks new ground of its own, ending with a question mark in typical / atypical Perec fashion
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Multiple languages and Japanese and held by 421 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
Portrait of a woman in white : a novel by Georges Perec( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een kunstvervalser in een identiteitscrisis vermoordt in een opwelling zijn opdrachtgever
Un Homme qui dort by Georges Perec( Book )

75 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tu as vingt-cinq ans e vingt-neuf dents, trois chemises et huit chaussettes, quelques livres que tu ne lis plus, quelques disques que tu n'écoutes plus. Tu n'as pas envie de te souvenir d'autre chose, ni de ta famille, ni de tes études, ni de tes amours, ni de tes amis, ni de tes vacances, ni de tes projets. Tu as voyagé et tu n'as rien rapporté de tes voyages. Tu es assis et tu ne veux qu'attendre, attendre seulement jusqu'à ce qu'il n'y ait plus rien attendre : que vienne la nuit, que sonnent les heures, que les jours s'en aillent, que les souvenirs s'esompetent.' C'est en ces termes que le narrateur s'adresse à lui-même, 'un homme qui dort' qui va se laisser envahir par la torpeur et faire l'expérience de l'indifférence absolue"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Ellis Island by Georges Perec( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espèces d'espaces by Georges Perec( Book )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 319 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 )

52 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 314 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]
The art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raise by Georges Perec( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts an employee's attempt to ask for a salary increase
Cantatrix sopranica L. et autres écrits scientifiques by Georges Perec( Book )

17 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
Un cabinet d'amateur : histoire d'un tableau by Georges Perec( Book )

38 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a painting by Heinrich Kürz
Les choses; a story of the sixties by Georges Perec( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 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
Je me souviens by Georges Perec( Book )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce ne sont pas exactement des souvenirs, mais des petits morceaux de quotidien, des choses que, telle ou telle année, tous les gens du même âge ont vues, ont vécues, ont partagées, et qui ensuite ont disparu, ont été oubliées
An attempt at exhausting a place in Paris by Georges Perec( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in French and English and held by 187 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 )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in French and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.62 (from 0.01 for Perec, Mod ... to 0.81 for Espèces d ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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

Ժորժ Պերեկ

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

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


W, or, The memory of childhoodA void"53 jours" : romanPenser, classerSanma no ajiEllis IslandThe art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raiseAn attempt at exhausting a place in Paris