An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris

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Price
$12.95  $12.04
Publisher
Wakefield Press
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Pages
72
Dimensions
4.4 X 6.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780984115525
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About the Author

Georges Perec was a French essayist, novelist, memoirist, and filmmaker. Born in Paris in 1936, the child of Polish Jews, his father died as soldier in the Second World War and his mother was killed in the Holocaust. Much of his work dealt with themes of identity, loss, absence--including his most celebrated work, Life A User's Manual.
In addition to being honored by the Prix Renaudot (1965), the Prix Jean Vigo (1974), the Prix Médicis (1978), and the French postal service (2002), both an asteroid and a street in Paris were named in his honor--as well as a Google Doodle on his 80th birthday.

Reviews

An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris is about the kinds of ordinary occurrences that make up the experience of sitting in a café. Much of the book reads like a list. It is a kind of inventory: an attempt to catalogue, to exhaust, a place.--Susan Harlan "Literary Hub"
Take it with you to any cafe in any city, and Perec will be both your drinking partner and your tour guide, drawing your attention to each little detail coming and going.--Ian Klaus "CityLab"