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Life A User's Manual - Georges Perec, David Bellos
Life A User's Manual
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780879237516 (0879237511)
Publisher: David R Godine
Pages no: 600
Edition language: English
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BookPieces rated it
5.0 Reading Life
We begin. We turn to the first page, and we find ourselves already placed, not only on location but in the location. We are in one of the public areas. It is not, however, the entrance hall, the first of these areas which would be encountered were we to follow the logic of entering buildings. Then a...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it
Mr. Perec's "Life: A User's Manual" has no protagonist. Except for, maybe, the building. The 10 story apartment building at 11 Rue Simon-Crubellier, Paris, France. The building and its stairs, elevator, floors, basements, attic, apartments, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and every fu...
Kwiat Paproci
Kwiat Paproci rated it
5.0 Życie instrukcja obsługi
Zawsze fascynowały mnie rysunki dla dzieci, na których przedstawiano "przekrojony dom" i można było podglądać co robią ludzie. Perec opisał taki przekrój, rozciągając go dodatkowo w obszarze czasu. Podobno miał listę słów, które musi użyć, w każdym rozdziale miała się znaleźć jakaś inna czynność, op...
Bookivorous rated it
4.0 Life: A User's Manual
Puckish, intriguing, challenging. Perec bases his narrative on the inhabitants of a Parisian apartment, moving from one room to another, teasing out connections between the people he describes and peppering his prose with little puzzles and anecdotes. In my list of top experimental fiction: http://l...
javajunco rated it
5.0 Life A User's Manual
To that old imponderable question, "If you were going to be stranded on a desert island, and you could only take one book with you...?" I now have my answer. Because I think that it would probably take decades of rereading to completely exhaust this book. It's not that it's full of lofty or difficu...
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