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An indispensable, fascinating work,
By A Customer
This review is from: Georges Perec: A Life in Words (Harvill Press Editions) (Paperback)
David Bellos has translated many of Perec's novels and this biography displays the qualities of sensitivity and erudition which make those translations so excellent. The sections on 'Life, a User's Manual' and 'W: or the memory of childhood' are worth the price alone for shedding light on the mysterious and intricate inner processes of those classic works.
It's also a beautiful and well-produced book, and one which it is possible to dip into at any time. A pure delight for anybody interested in Perec.
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