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Thoughts of Sorts: Introduced by Margaret Drabble [Hardcover]

Georges Perec , Margaret Drabble , David Bellos
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28 April 2011
Celebrated as the man who wrote an entire novel without using the letter 'e', and another in the form of a vast jigsaw puzzle, Georges Perec found humour - and pathos - in the human need for arrangement and classification. The essays in Thoughts of Sorts explore the rules by which we find a place in the world. Is thinking a kind of sorting? Is sorting a kind of thought?

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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Notting Hill Editions (28 April 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1907903003
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907903007
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.8 x 19.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 939,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Georges Perec, winner of the Prix Renaudot and Prix Medicis, was born in 1936. His books include Life A User's Manual hailed as "one of the great novels of the century" by among others the Times Literary Supplement and the Boston Globe. His other books include A Void (written without the letter 'e'). He died in 1982. Novelist, biographer and critic Margaret Drabble's latest book is a memoir, The Pattern in the Carpet (2009), in which she looks at her own life, the history of the games and the delights of puzzling. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London and Somerset. In 2008 she was made a DBE.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book. 13 Jan 2013
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A beautiful edition of fairly short pieces that you will want to carry around and dip into at opportune moments. Almost designed for that purpose with a nice hard cover without a dust-jacket, a perfect travel companion. Such enjoyable writing, playfully and wittily playing with the possibilities of writing and words.
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