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Georges Perec (1936–1982)

Autor(a) de Life: A User's Manual

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About the Author

Georges Perec was born in Paris on March 7, 1936 and was educated in Claude-Bernard and Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire. Perec was a parachutist in the French Military before he began publishing his writing in magazines like Partisans. Perec also wrote the book, Life: A Users Manual. Perec is noted for his mostrar mais constrained writing: his 300-page novel La disparition (1969) is a lipogram, written without ever using the letter "e". Perec won the Prix Renaudot in 1965, the Prix Jean Vigo in 1974, the Prix Médicis in 1978. Georges Perec died on March 3, 1982. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Georges Perec

Life: A User's Manual (1978) 3,791 exemplares
A Void (1994) 1,550 exemplares
W, or The Memory of Childhood (1975) 939 exemplares
Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (1974) 833 exemplares
Things: A Story of the Sixties (1965) 758 exemplares
A Man Asleep (1967) 370 exemplares
Thoughts of Sorts (1985) 232 exemplares
53 Days (1989) 210 exemplares
Three by Perec (1996) — Autor — 175 exemplares
Un cabinet d'amateur (1979) 174 exemplares
I Remember (1978) 167 exemplares
La Boutique Obscure: 124 Dreams (1988) 119 exemplares
Ellis Island (1980) 115 exemplares
The Winter Journey (Syren) (1979) — Autor — 68 exemplares
L'infra-ordinaire (1989) 55 exemplares
Les Revenentes (1972) 49 exemplares
I Was Born (1990) 48 exemplares
Winter Journeys (1979) — Autor — 46 exemplares
Ik ben geboren (2003) 42 exemplares
Wishes (1982) 36 exemplares
Romans et récits (2002) 36 exemplares
De aanslag in Sarajevo (1877) 29 exemplares
Jeux intéressants (1997) 23 exemplares
Perec/rinations (1997) 23 exemplares
Les Mots Croisés (1979) 21 exemplares
Lieux (2022) 20 exemplares
Alphabets (1976) 14 exemplares
La Clôture et Les Autres Poèmes (1980) 14 exemplares
Winter Journeys (1979) — Autor — 13 exemplares
Le Voyage d'hiver & ses suites (1979) — Autor — 12 exemplares
Oeuvres. Tomes 1 et 2 (2017) 12 exemplares
Nouveaux jeux intéressants (1998) 10 exemplares
Beaux Présents, Belles Absentes (1994) 10 exemplares
Le Voyage d'hiver - Le Voyage d'hier (1979) — Autor — 10 exemplares
What a man ! (1996) 10 exemplares
Œuvres (Tome 1) (2017) 9 exemplares
Historier (1997) 9 exemplares
Œuvres (Tome 2) (2017) 8 exemplares
L'oeil ébloui (1981) 8 exemplares
Opslag : (hoorspel) 7 exemplares
De machine 6 exemplares
Palindrome (2019) 5 exemplares
L'Eclipsi (2017) 4 exemplares
Die Maschine. Hörspiel (1972) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Harikalar Odası (2006) 3 exemplares
Die Winterreise (1990) 3 exemplares
La cloture (1992) 2 exemplares
Les mots croisés II (1986) 2 exemplares
Jeux (2023) 2 exemplares
Verdens rum og andre tekster (2016) 2 exemplares
Die Gehaltserhöhung (1990) 2 exemplares
Az alvó ember 1 exemplar
Teatro 1 exemplar
L'infra-ordinario (2023) 1 exemplar
A Gallery Portrait 1 exemplar
Geboren 1936 (1993) 1 exemplar
Ulcérations 1 exemplar
Perec Georges 1 exemplar
Čitanka 1 exemplar
56 lettres à un ami (2011) 1 exemplar
Talvinen matka (2017) 1 exemplar
Γεννήθηκα (1994) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Granta 52: Food : The Vital Stuff (1995) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Paris Tales (2004) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
Profil d'une oeuvre : W ou Souvenirs d'enfance de Pérec (2003) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Perec (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Profil D'Une Oeuvre: Perec (French Edition) (2003) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
La cathédrale de Chartres dans tous ses états (1982) — Prefácio — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Perec, Georges
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris, France
Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
Local de nascimento
Parijs, Frankrijk
Local de falecimento
Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Causa da morte
lung cancer
Locais de residência
Paris, France
Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Prémios e menções honrosas
Prix Renaudot (1965)
Prix Jean Vigo (1974)
Prix Médicis (1978)



Life A User's Manual: An Introduction em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Agosto 2011)


Non avevo mai letto Perec e mi sono avvicinato con grande curiosità a questo piccolo libro, dal titolo intrigante, “L’uomo che dorme”. Il protagonista è un giovane studente francese che vive a Parigi. Ma vive già è un termine poco adatto per descrivere le giornate del giovane ragazzo che, di fatto, si sottrae a qualsiasi emozione, interesse, passione. Le giornate passano uguali, trascorse cercando incredibili routine che impediscono qualsiasi coinvolgimento. La stanza, fredda e disordinata, appare quasi come il regno di un nulla da cui poi si dipana la matassa dei giorni del protagonista. Sempre uguali, sempre gli stessi tragitti, le stesse abitudini, il conteggio esatto del costo dei pasti, la lettura integrale di Le Monde, una sorta di azzeramento di ogni possibile imprevisto. Anche i ricordi dell’infanzia sembrano dover essere sempre ovattati per non correre il rischio di poter vivere qualsiasi tipo di sentimento, l’ermetismo del protagonista è assoluta. E, infatti, l’unica citazione, quasi calata nel testo è per “Lo scrivano Bartleby” di Melville, non a caso un uomo che si rifiutava di avere qualsiasi incarico che andasse al di là della trascrizione degli atti giudiziari. La lettura viene facilitata da uno stile di scrittura molto particolare, quasi immersivo, che riesce a far vivere le piccole manie del giovane studente. E Parigi diventa quasi la complice della vita, anzi della negazione della stesse, con i suoi luoghi proposti da una prospettiva inedita.… (mais)
grandeghi | 9 outras críticas | Feb 8, 2024 |
num dia como este, algo se parte.
num dia como este, tudo recomeça.

O livro foi adaptado ao cinema por Bernard Queysanne e Georges Perec em 1974 e está disponível no youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaIXUXdYthA&t=
inesaparicio | 9 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
All of these short essays, originally written for literary periodicals, are also included in Perec's "Species of Spaces," but in any case this is minor Perec and hardly deserves a place in Penguin's "Great Ideas" series.
grunin | 3 outras críticas | Jan 4, 2024 |
A series of scenes, snapshots of the same moment in time (almost 8:00 p.m. on June 23, 1975) in each room of an apartment complex in Paris, presented in a generally random order. I thought to read it as a series of short stories with some interlinking, but it doesn't really lend itself to that. For one thing, 'scenes' is a better descriptor than stories since there is practically no dialogue in these. For another, Perec explicitly opens with an essay about jigsaw puzzles, describing how each piece on its own reveals nothing until it is made part of the whole. It would be possible to 'sort' the pieces based on chapter headings, but even then you would not succeed at getting the entire story for any one character that way since some bits about their lives appear in other chapters; thus the pieces may be said to interlink.

Like any story told out of order, perceiving the whole in all its detail is possible but in this case requires more powers of memory and observation than I can bring to bear (I'm not terribly good at either.) An index is offered as an aid, but it runs to sixty pages. Perec at least somewhat relieves the task he's set by using straightforward language, making his pieces plain though very detailed, and he adds entertainment value to what threatens to be dry content with several nested stories that illuminate the occupants while also delving into the lives of several former residents and the building's history.

Why so many descriptions of the artworks in each room? I see a parallel between these and Perec's frozen-in-time rooms themselves; he is painting with literature. Laurence Sterne would have some satiric things to say about this, but Perec shows us the advantage of his medium: he can give us the backstory behind the scene, or at least clues with which to piece that backstory together. This metaphor also suggests a parallel between Perec and the declared aim of Bartlebooth as described in Chapter 26. He has made it his aim to produce scenes which can be perceived as puzzle pieces, that may be brought together to make a whole (a novel), but that whole does not need to have any ultimately deeper meaning in order to achieve his aesthetic aim.

The book offers another lesson or reminder; the mystery of the enormous variety in others' lives with which we are surrounded in our urban environments, as when you pass a few dozen cars on the freeway and have the idle thought of wondering about the business of each. I feel certain that Michael Hutchence was inspired by Perec when he co-wrote "The Stairs" for INXS. It is a melancholy song about isolation in the midst of a crowded space, a kind of starvation surrounded by plenty. Some of the song's lines are cribbed from this novel's opening scene (which is even titled "On the Stairs"). Conversely, Perec's denizens who surround one another are all explicitly linked together in some way, although what the whole looks like is left even more a mystery to them than it is to us. Hutchence and Perec reach the same conclusion, but Perec doesn't see any problem. His stairs, his entire building, is an end in itself that you are welcome to simply wash your mind clean of once more, like the empty building outline which Valene leaves behind.
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Cecrow | 53 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2023 |


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