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Description - I Remember by Georges Perec

Both an affectionate portrait of mid-century Paris and a daring memoir, Georges Perec's I Remember is now available for the first time in English, with an introduction by David Bellos. In 480 numbered statements, all beginning identically with 'I remember', Perec records a stream of individual memories of a childhood in post-war France, while posing wider questions about memory and nostalgia. As playful and puzzling as the best of his novels, I Remember is an ode to life: the ordinary, the extraordinary, and the sometimes trivial, as seen through the eyes of the irreplaceable Georges Perec. 'One of the most singular literary personalities in the world, a writer who resembled absolutely no one else' - Italo Calvino 'Perec is a great storyteller and a wry humorist' - The Telegraph 'Perec's passion for classification, for enumeration, for lists, for patterns, for the thinginess of things, is strangely captivating and, despite an underlying melancholy, exhilarating' - Margaret Drabble, New Statesman AUTHOR: Georges Perec, born in Paris in 1936, was a pioneering French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist and essayist. Orphaned from an early age, many of his works deal with absence, loss and identity, often through word play. He later became an eminent member of the experimental Oulipo group. He died in 1982.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781910477854
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 0mm)
Imprint: Gallic Books
Publisher: Gallic Books
Publish Date: 21-May-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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