Three by Perec
Three by Perec
Introduction by David Bellos
Translated by Ian Monk

Perec has rightfully assumed his position in the pantheon of truly original writers of the past century. Godine has issued all but one of is his books in this country, including his masterpiece Life, A User's Manual. Here, in one volume, are three "easy pieces" by the master of the verbal firecracker and Gallic wit. The novella "The Exeter Text" contains all those e's that were omitted from A Void (Perec hated waste) and no other vowel (honest). In "Which Moped with Chrome-Plated Handlebars at the Back of the Yard?" we are introduced to Sergeant Henri Pollak and his vehicle (the aforementioned moped) that carried him between Vincennes and Montparnasse; in "A Gallery Portrait", the sensation of the 1913 exhibition in Pittsburgh depicts the artists' patron, beer baron Hermann Raffke, sitting in front of his huge art collection, which includes (of course) "A Gallery Portrait" of the baron sitting before "A Gallery Portrait," etc.

Title Three by Perec
Author Georges Perec
Introduction by David Bellos
Translated by Ian Monk
Publisher David R Godine
Title First Published 28 July 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 208 p.
ISBN-10 1567922546
ISBN-13 9781567922547
Publication Date 28 July 2004
Main content page count 208
Weight 16 oz.

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