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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.

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Speecies is our body? It wouldn’t be a storage room, or an extra bedroom, or a corridor, or a broom closet, spfcies a corner. Speaking of eating, the couch is a space of much potential: I have constantly to mark it, to designate it.

From there he goes from bed to bedroom to apartment to building to street to town to country side to countries to continents to world to Ca donne envie de visiter Paris. Comprised of lists things to do before deathfood inventories everything ingested invignettes about space page, bedroom, apartment, street, country, space, etc Then to the Street.


And once words are created, is there any object or space, concept or material reality, large or small, gross or subtle, that eprec be labeled, marked, identified, described or categorized by words? Other items in the living room: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oppure preparo accuratamente, sistematicamente un itinerario.

But that’s just it, we’re habituated to it. This constraint affects even the title, which would conventionally be spelt Revenantes. Georges Perec was a highly-regarded French novelist, filmmaker and essayist.

The silent disappearance of the letter might be off a metaphor for the Jewish experience during the Second World War. But where is our life?

Georges Perec was an archivist and writer who died in Paris inof cancer, at forty-six. My personal view is that we were robbed of one of one the geniuses of our time. This is no longer even conditioning, it’s anaesthesia.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces – India. If only I could thank him with a bottle of rum taken from a shipwreck at the bottom of an ocean. From there to the apartment. This couch has been in two houses.

In short, spaces have multiplied, been broken up and have diversified.

The titular piece Species of Spaces is a roughly page rumination on the spaces one inhabits, how one can define and capture those spaces, and a general taxonomy of spaces. Is the aleph, that place in Borges from which the entire world is visible simultaneously, anything other than the alphabet? Green-ish is the best I can do.


Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

At this level, language and signs become decipherable once again. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. I was mostly impressed by his philosophies on language and literature.

It is such an intimate look at a life so like mine it is uncanny, a friendship across years and miles.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces – Georges Perec

Moreover, the writing style is dry and crackling, uncooperative, chop Not at all satisfying. Working for most of his life as an archivist, Perec was one of the most important post-war French novelists.

Although most of it was read in the bed, Perec does a chapter on the bed. Even in the autobiographical, W or the Spqces of Childhood, the childhood reminiscences didn’t give us a terribly good idea of Perec-the-adult.