Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (Penguin Classics) [Georges Perec, John Sturrock] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “One of the most . One of the most significant literary personalities in the world.”—Italo Calvino Georges Perec, author of the highly acclaimed. Georges Perec, author of th highly acclaimed Life: A User’s Manual, was only forty-six when he Species if Spaces / Especes d’espaces. (). For Pien e.

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Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec

The book will find its place on a shelf, alphabetized of course. This was my first book by Perec, and even though I was intrigued by some of the reviews, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. The silent disappearance of the letter might be considered a metaphor for the Jewish experience during the Second World War. He returns and describes it shop by shop, building by building, sign by sign, at different times of day all noted of course in FebruaryJuneJanuaryNovemberNovemberNovember I’ve set myself a challenge to sapces a review for feorges I read, to help me overcome some of the anxiety I feel when I’m trying to put my words onto a page.

It quickly grows wearisome. To ask other readers questions about Species of Spaces and Other Piecesplease sign up. Had he been around for longer, I am sure his work would This is one of those books where you feel the world around you expand, it’s an enlightening and stimulating experience, dynamic, inspirational even, it will open your mind to architecture, furniture, and space dynamics.

May 25, Magdalena rated it it was amazing. Thanks to how easily Perec made it seem to spill letters all over the blank space, I am happy to give this book my first review. The walls are yellow a color I know! On to the country. Georges Perec, author of the highly acclaimed Life: I am almost annoyed at this stolen peek at them, because I loved this so much I shall have to go back and read all the rest.


We witness the death of the street as it was. But I like it when Georges Perec does. To view it, click here. I travel to Paris. I was expecting something difficult to read, but the only part that went over my head were the word games at the end of the book, kudos to anyone who knew the answers to these and I still loved reading about them. In his novels, he seemed to exist more as a method, a way of writing.

I travel, with limitless potential, through my own mind. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces – India. But some of his paragraphs are georgew nice. George Perec is an author whose work fills me with delight, Species of Space and the other pieces found in this collection are wonderful.

You must set about it more slowly, almost stupidly. They are interesting posed this way.

We sleep through our lives in a dreamless sleep. Note down what you can see. He feels like a friend, not just a writer.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

I initially planned to review gdorges piece separately, but there are like 25 of if. Language itself seemed incapable of describing this nothing, this void, as if you could only speak of what is full, usable and functional. What struck me most? I travel to cafes and apartments and streets and metros and countrysides. As I do the whole section on the ‘Village Utopia’ 70where you know everyone, live happily, recognize all the birds.

The question is, how? Is there anything that strikes you? We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, perecc entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. There are spaces today of every kind and every size, for every use and every function.


Not “without exact function”, but exactly without function; not multi-functional anyone can do that but afunctional. Perec was simply one of kind. The pieces in this volume show George Perec produced some of the most entertaining and spirited essays of his age, and Species of Spaces and Other Pieces is edited and translated from the French with an introduction by John Sturrock in Penguin Classics.

Jewels, Secrets, Sex in the collection Three. How many dozens, how many hundreds of times have I written that sentence?

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. Placid small thought no 1 Any cat-owner will rightly tell you that cats inhabit houses much better than people do.

Can a super separate the main edition of a book? He simply makes mental lists of everything around him and everything he can ever remember being around him.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces – Georges Perec – Google Books

I wish he’d lived longer, so we could have been friends. But it may lie horizontally atop the other Perecs due to lack of space on the shelf. I had to look up nycthemeral: A collection of postcard messages rendered extraordinary by being grouped together.

Published August 1st by Penguin Classics first published The whole of Species speies Space is to be found in this compilation, and excerpts from a teorges other works.

Other items in the living room: David Bellos wrote an extensive biography of Perec: