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Species of Spaces and Other Pieces is an excellent introduction to Perec’s work. Chi sceglie gli teorge e in funzione di cosa? A living room, indeed. He starts from the inside out so to speak, with the bed itself. The bed or, if you prefer, the page is a rectangular space, longer than it is wide, in which, or on which, we normally lie longways.

He approaches it from multiple directions, but almost none of them overlap with such work. Applicarsi, perrec tutto con calma. As I do the whole section on the ‘Village Utopia’ 70where you know everyone, live happily, recognize all the birds.

This is not nearly as obvious, however.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec

They span essentially his entire writing career the earliest is a transcript from remarks fromand include interviews, essays, fiction, and some of his puzzles. We move on to the apartment building.


Perec was simply one of kind. The 99 chapters of this page piece move like a knight’s tour of a chessboard around the room plan of a Paris apartment building, describing the rooms and stairwell and telling specirs stories of the inhabitants. I feel as though that memory is housed in the trailer, which means I was not more than five.

For most people of my kind, the country is a decorative space surrounding their second home From there he goes from bed to bedroom to apartment to building to street to town to country side to countries to continents to world to This couch has been in two houses. Where is our space? A Story of the Sixties was awarded the Prix Renaudot in xpecies Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

Staircases We don’t think enough about staircases. Yes, I actually just counted five.

To question the habitual. To live is to pass from one space to another, while doing your very best not to bump yourself.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces – Georges Perec

Perec begins with some introductory material offering variations on the theme, then proceeds from space to space. George Perec is an author whose work fills me with delight, Species of Space and the other pieces found in this collection are wonderful. He also said that at the end of his life he would like to have used all the words in the dictionary and create some of his own words.

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Perec is noted for his constrained writing: Testudo—a stuffed version—also stands gracefully atop the tall and wide bookshelf A-M along with other novelties: He simply makes mental lists of everything around him and everything he can speices remember being around him. In this slender volume of spatial meditations, lists, word games, and other odd ends, Perec as a person shines forth.

I wonder what Perec would have made of the Megabyte. La gente nelle strade: Some better than others, but all worth reading for Perec fans. Thanks for telling us about the problem. You should read anything and everything Perec. But where is spades life?

David Bellos wrote an extensive biography of Perec: So now it calls me back. He is also very funny and playful. Mi piace camminare per Parigi.

This man was a genius. One can only imagine the many spzces Georges Perec would have written if he lived to be 86 instead of dying of lung cancer at I also loved that this ended with some of Perec’s impossible, also slightly problematic word games constructed for his friends, and a few from the translator.

He was quite the wordsmith.