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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The book will find its place on a shelf, alphabetized of course.

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How many dozens, how many hundreds of times have I written that sentence? Although most of it was read in the bed, Perec does a chapter on the bed.

Comprised of lists things to do before deathfood inventories everything ingested invignettes about space page, bedroom, apartment, street, country, space, etc I think, in order to properly review Species of Spaces you have to be as genius as Perec was and I’m not.

He gives years for each of the wines. Mar 21, Alicia rated it it was amazing Shelves: To view the Borgesian aleph, that all-seeing sphere, as the alphabet from which all words are created. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces – India. Except maybe the novel without the letter e.


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Perec essentially looks at the various “Spaces” we inhabit speceis our peerc lives – from our bedrooms to our city blocks to I also loved that this ended with some of Perec’s impossible, also slightly problematic word games constructed for his friends, and a few from the translator.

All the references in the paper are multi-lingual puns and jokes, e. Along with a new perspective on the written word, I am left looking at the space and objects surrounding me a little differently. Applicarsi, spedies tutto con calma.

His observations, ruminations “We don’t think enough of staircases”asides “I write in the margin”, he writes in the marginquotes, and longer expositions really pierce all these spatial concepts. I loved this approach to writing and if you’re looking for inspiration, this is an excellent book.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces – Georges Perec

One can only imagine the many books Georges Perec would have written if he lived to be 86 instead of dying of lung cancer at This is a great collection to take your time over, and savor every word. Georges Perec was an archivist sppecies writer who died in Paris inof cancer, at forty-six. He was a distant relative of the Yiddish writer Isaac Leib Peretz.

The Uninhabitable The uninhabitable: If only I could thank him with a bottle of rum taken from a shipwreck at the bottom of an ocean.


I was mostly impressed by his philosophies on language and literature. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces – Canada.

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Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

Oct 09, Courtney rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I was born on 7. Georges Perec was a highly-regarded French novelist, filmmaker and essayist. Species of Space It opens with this: Every chapter is about little else than this fetish of his.

For instance, he can relate a whole story in a paragraph, simply to end it with: A few other banalities: Why not set geoeges higher value on dispersal?

I initially planned to review each piece separately, but there are like 25 of them. Again, the taken-for-granted of French housewife– working husband–child in school becomes estranged, and for me now so removed from such a life, really quite interesting. A User’s Manual and outlines some of his ideas for it.