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Their lives and stories twist and tangle and intertwine and breaks up again. Will live long in the memory.

Morrelet, whose job it is to glue the jigsaws back together, claims to have worked in many capacities previously. Why should I be an exception? Ho ancora davanti agli occhi le scene, i personaggi, i luoghi e gli acquerelli dipinti, ricostruiti e infine disfatti per sempre da Bartlebooth. It was only after I finished reading and put the book down that I realized that I was going to miss this charming book.

Thirty years in, with his part in the plan complete, Winckler must fill his days too. Both merge towards the end when the common theme of the Holocaust is explained.

A User’s Manual I seek the eternal and the ephemeral Having just closed the book, I feel a bunch of things. Non si tratta, secondo me, di una lettura facile: This could not have been an easy assignment for the translator. W ou le souvenir d’enfance, W, or, the Memory of Childhood, is a semi-autobiographical work which is hard to classify. Udo scene is repeated distinct Life: In short, he devotes his life to something that leaves absolutely no impression on the world.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In my edition, there is a short disclaimer from Perec right after the Contents that reads: Clearly Monsieur Perec was a wicked smart dude. However there is the bonus of drawings and extra textual material, some of which is genuinely useful for the overall reading process. Dopo le prime — non so esattamente, pagine? The novel has been written following several constraints.


An astonishing, inventive masterpiece. Both the author and the character go about their assigned tasks with remarkable vigor, but Perec’s performance is more remarkable than Bartlebooth’s: Alcuni inquilini diventano presto antipatici e insopportabili, altri invece guadagnano l’affetto e la stima del lettore che non vede l’ora di tornare a curiosare nelle loro stanze.

Lists upon lists and descriptions upon descriptions of apartments, rooms, people, paintings and objects that compose this moment which, as is the case with all moments, doesn’t consist only of present elements, but also ones that belon Life: This first one was pretty easy, I opened to Chapter 69 and bam!

He is one of several painters who have lived in the block over the century. All the references in the paper are multi-lingual puns and jokes, e.

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It is said that Paul Auster jso a big fan. Nihilistic and optimistic in its own way, Life: Dec 03, Christina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Beorges Perec is the larval stage of the French whimsy which became the butterfly of Jean-Pie A pre-review This big novel has been on my physical shelf for years, it feels almost indecent to pick it up and actually begin it.

In reading I was torn between frustration at meeting yet another description of a table or empty room and intrigue at how all these stories might fit together. This book brings so much more than just comfort and consolation of an gforges read – it leaves you breathless, light-headed and, at times, defeated.

But it in no way alienates the reader. So what is this massive picture? Tony The character of Barlebooth travels the world for 20 years, painting watercolour pictures of ports.

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A Life in Wordspp. The 99 chapters of this page piece move like a knight’s tour of a chessboard around the room plan of a Paris apartment building, vidaa the rooms and stairwell and telling the stories of the inhabitants.


This novel brought considerable warmth and a curious attention to matters. After hearing out little anecdotes and life stories of a multitude of characters, after reliving moments of their lives through their stories, it is now time to say our goodbyes. The very idea of the picture he planned to do and whose laid-out, broken-up images had begun to haunt every second of his life, furnishing his dreams, squeezing his memories, the very idea of this shattered building laying bare the cracks of its past, the crumbling of its present, this unordered amassing of stories grandiose and trivial, frivolous and pathetic, gave him the impression of a grotesque mausoleum raised in the memory of companions petrified in terminal postures as insignificant in their solemnity as they were in their ordinariness, as if he had wanted both to warn of and to perce these slow or quick deaths which seemed to be engulfing the entire building storey by storey.

But it’s a beautiful book! A picture cut into pieces—like a jigsaw puzzle—for the reader to reassemble.

It tips veorges nod to Calvino, having van Loorens tell his Barbary pirate host, Hokab el-Ouakt, about the cities he has visited in return for his hospitality in his palace. But seldom have I seen these elements used as tools of sheer delight in the way Perec uses them. For a useful user’s manual to Life a User’s Manual visit: Several framed posters are hanging on them.

Perec satisfies the voyeur in us: Sometimes normal, sometimes bonkers he does so on the shiniest of silver platters. A series of parables that teach us to laugh through our tears, for such is life! Return to Book Page.