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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Georges Perec was an archivist and writer who died in Paris inof or, at forty-six. Perec had a wide variety of interests and wrote about them.

A lot of what he wrote about was space, from It just goes to prove that oftentimes the best things come in small packages. Perec essentially looks at the various “Spaces” we inhabit in our everyday lives – from our bedrooms to our city blocks to Perec was a parachutist in the French Military before he began publishing his writing in magazines like Partisans. Perec also wrote the book, Life: Perec is noted for his constrained writing: Georges Perec died on March 3, John Sturrock is a literary journalist, sometime deputy editor of the “Times Literary Supplement,” and consulting editor on the “London Review of Books,” He has written widely on French literature, and is an accomplished translator.


Account Options Sign in. Despite a tragic childhood, during which his mother was deported to Auschwitz, Perec produced some of the most entertaining essays of the age.

His literary output was deliberately varied My library Help Advanced Book Search. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces. Penguin- Literary Collections – pages. Georges Perec, author of the highly acclaimed Life: A User’s Manual, was only forty-six when he died in His literary output was deliberately varied in form and style and this generous selection of Perec’s non-fictional work, the first to appear in English, demonstrates his characteristic lightness of touch, wry humour and accessibility.

As he contemplates the many ways in which we occupy the space around us, as he depicts the commonplace items with speies we are familiar in a startling, engrossing way, as he recounts his psychoanalysis while remaining reticent about his feelings or depicts the Paris of his childhood without a trace of sentimentality, we become aware that we are in the presence of a remarkable, virtuoso writer. Selected pages Title Page.