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Georges Perec

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Books by Georges Perec
The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise (1968)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: the problem with geniuses that died too young, is that we're forced to confront their lesser works, often doled out questionable packages. alas, I loved this piece, but it belongs in a collection of short works, not on its own. it's interesting having recently read Bernhard's "Co...
An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris (1975)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: An interesting exercise in Georges Perec observing everything from Place Saint-Suplice in Paris over a three day period in October 1974. He exhaustively records colors, buses, people passing by, the different angles of vision, just about everything except the grand, historic and ...
The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise (1968)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Written in the 1960s, this short story is still incredibly relevant to today. Undertaken as a sort of experiment (what Perec work isn't, though?) of an algorithm used to ask your boss for a raise, this story is written without punctuation or capitalization which makes it seem, er...
Tentative d'épuisement d'un lieu Parisien (1975)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Firmly entrenched in his oulipo methodologies, this is not his masterpiece of Life a User's Manual or A Void nor was it meant to be �����however, what it is is a not so quiet meditation on the experience of Paris and most deliciously important, a look inside the process of Perec....
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