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In the words of Italo Calvinohe was ‘one of the most singular literary personalities in the world, a writer who resembled absolutely no one else. Dec 03, Christina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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What’s the Name o This book is best read slowly over a couple of weeks while savoring little moments and several lives you encounter through this. As a young man with a private income, he conceives a fifty year plan to fill his days: Because that apparently was the most challenging puzzle I could even discover let alone solve.

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. This book has an inordinate number of quest stories. Should pagans be considered closer to Christians than Muslims?

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The story of Carel van Loorens seems, to me, emblematic of the intertextuality at work within the novel. Want to Read saving….

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, describing the rooms and stairwell and telling the stories of the inhabitants. But I give 4 stars because somehow in the end it kinda lost me.


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But there is an entire world come to life in these pages, heavily populated, intricate, seething, over-full, all generated from the minute exploration of the individual living quarters in an apartment building on a fictional street in Paris. Now I am having a hard time figuring out what book to read after this while I go through a Perec withdrawal. Upon perusing the index it’s hard for me to imagine anyone coming away with a clear sense of exactly what this book is about The Tale of the acrobat who did not want to get off his trapeze ever again, the Tale of the Designer who had to dismantle the kitchen he was so proud of, the Ve of the Hampster instruccines of his favourite game, the Tale of the Lord who hid his secret passions beneath sham crazes, the Man who bought the Vase of the Passion, the Thrice-Murdered Jeweller This first one was pretty easy, I opened to Chapter 69 and bam!

I used to be able to file a book without a rating: There is a voyeuristic thrill the further we journey around the building, it grows on us, it becomes our home as much as theirs. Que me deixou a pensar na Vida e no modo de a usar Towards the end, I was losing my mind just like Bartlebooth was losing his eyesight.

Abandoning novels feels sort of cruel, like letting a whole bunch instrucckones people just fade out of your life without trying hard enough to get to know them, so generally speaking if I get past the first chapter I won’t give up on a novel.

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I had never known such silence – the hushed memory of faded lives and their stories, freeze-fra How indescribably beautiful this book is. It’s not a book to pass the time with. This could not have been an easy assignment for the translator. Especially when I don’t think I’ll like it.

The plot is this: Humbert remembers this relative one day when he notices a man in his rear-view mirror following in a car behind him as he and Lolita make their escape across the country.


A User’s Manual the original title is La Vie mode d’emploi is Georges Perec ‘s most famous novel, published infirst translated into English by David Bellos in Perrec there’s some other stuff about matching the constraints to the chapters according to a Graeco-Latin square design, though to be honest it’s not clear that those particular constraints add a while lot to the soul of the book.

Perec has a lot of imagination, Fe doesn’t!

The Bartlebooth section, even if published alone, probably would have won the author the Nobel Prize if he’d lived into his sixties. Dec 28, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Entropy enters when each re-assembled seascape is glued back together then rinsed of its colour and returned to a blank sheet of paper. Paul Auster who was a big fan is quoted as saying ‘a dazzling, crazy-quilt monument to the imagination’, well, it’s every bit dazzling, monumental in size, and as for imagination it’s simply like nothing else I have ever come across.

It’s easy to tell that for Perec, as for Rauschenberg, work—storytelling, word-painting—is a joy. View all 18 comments. According to Perec’s biographer, David Bellos, this self-reflexive aspect of Lists 39 and 40 “allowed him to apply ‘gap’ in such cases by not missing out any other constraint in the group ‘gapping the gap’ or by pefec out a constraint in a group not determined by the bi-square yeorges ‘wronging the wrong’ or by not getting anything wrong at all ‘gapping the wrong’ “. An appendix section in the book contains a chronology of events starting ata page index, a list of the or so main stories, and a plan of the elevation of the block as the 10×10 grid.