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By David Bellos

"It's challenging to work out how somebody is ever going to raised this User's guide to the lifetime of Georges Perec" - Gilbert Adair, Sunday Times

Winner of the Prix Goncourt for Biography, 1994

George Perec (1936-82) was once some of the most major eu writers of the 20 th century and certainly the main flexible and leading edge author of his generation.

David Bellos's accomplished biography - which additionally offers the 1st complete survey of Perec's irreverent, polymathic oeuvre - explores the lifetime of an anguished, comical and endearingly modest guy, who labored quietly as an archivist in a clinical examine library. The French son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, he remained haunted all of his existence through his father's demise within the warfare, combating to shield France, and his mother's in Auschwitz-Birkenau. His acclaimed novel A Void (1969) - written with no utilizing the letter "e" - has been obvious as an try to break out from the phrases "père", "mere", or even "George Perec".

His profession made an auspicious commence with Things: a narrative of the Sixties (1965), which received the Prix Renaudot. He then pursued an idiosyncratic and impressive literary itinerary during the highbrow ferment of Paris within the Nineteen Sixties and 1970s.He belonged to the Ouvrior de Littérature Potentielle (OuLiPo), a greatly artistic crew of writers whose contributors incorporated Raymond Queneau and Italo Calvino. Perec accomplished overseas big name with Life A User's Manual (1978), which received the Prix Medicis and was once voted Novel of the last decade through the Salon du Livre. He died in his mid-forties after a quick disease, leaving a really complicated detective novel, 53 Days, incomplete.

"Professor Bellos's ebook allows us instantaneously to take pleasure in the main wilfully extraordinary features of Perec's oeuvre and to appreciate the whys and wherefores of his protean nature" - Jonathan Romney, Literary Review

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