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W or the Memory of Childhood - Georges Perec
W or the Memory of Childhood
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Tells two parallel tales, in two parts - one is a story created in childhood and about childhood; and the other story is about two people called Gaspard Winckler: one an eight-year-old deaf-mute lost in a shipwreck, the other a man despatched to search for him, who discovers W, an island state... show more
Tells two parallel tales, in two parts - one is a story created in childhood and about childhood; and the other story is about two people called Gaspard Winckler: one an eight-year-old deaf-mute lost in a shipwreck, the other a man despatched to search for him, who discovers W, an island state based on the rules of sport.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099552352 (0099552353)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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davidofterra
davidofterra rated it
This book is split between tedious autobiographical snippets and describing the workings of a fictional society that resembles the WWII death camps.
Calyre
Calyre rated it
5.0 W, or the Memory of Childhood (Verba Mundi)
Je n'écris pas pour dire que je ne dirai rien, je n'écris pas pour dire que je n'ai rien à dire. J'écris : j'écris parce que nous avons vécu ensemble, parce que j'ai été un parmi eux, ombre au milieu de leurs ombres, corps près de leur corps; j'écris parce qu'ils ont laissé en moi leur marque indélé...
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