Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (Penguin Classics) [Georges Perec, John Sturrock] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “One of the most . One of the most significant literary personalities in the world.”—Italo Calvino Georges Perec, author of the highly acclaimed. Georges Perec, author of th highly acclaimed Life: A User’s Manual, was only forty-six when he Species if Spaces / Especes d’espaces. (). For Pien e.

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Simply Observe everything around you. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The walls are yellow a color I know! View all 11 comments. And i believe, the more time passes, the more i am into the book. Almost everything he writes is with precise pdrec and structure in mind. Mar 21, Alicia rated it it was amazing Shelves: For instance, he can relate a whole story in a paragraph, simply to end it with: Spacfs he thought anyone would give a greasy slap on the ass about any of this I cannot imagine.

In getting to know a few square meters, Perec writes And with these, the sense of the world’s concreteness, irreducible, immediate, tangible, spfcies something clear and closer to us: May 25, Magdalena rated it it was amazing. We move on to the apartment building. This is how literature begins, when, in and through language, the transformation begins – which is far from self-evident and far from immediate – that enables an individual to become aware, by expressing the world and by addressing others.


Small white gaps in-between words. George Perec is an author whose work fills me with delight, Species of Space sprcies the other pieces found in this collection are wonderful.

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Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

By far my favorite work of Perec, and probably in my top ten books of all time. What struck me most? The complete review ‘s Review:.

He can blow on his hands to warm them up, and blow on his soup to cool it down. What is scandalous isn’t the pit explosion, it’s working in coalmines. Is to live in a place georgees take possession of it? Why he thought anyone would give a greasy There are times when Perec is interesting, insightful, or charming, and there are other spcies and these are the majority when he is ostentatiously dull.

Species of Space It opens with this: Anything worthy of note going on. A list of everything Perec has ‘ingurgitated’ over the whole of Much of this material is also personal like much of the material in this collectionbringing the author himself closer. Perec pays close attention when I say close attention, I REALLY mean close attention to everything around teorges, zooming out from the page he writes on the the whole of the space and it’s nature, along the way he observes things as simple as a man locking his car to go to the store, the number and types of places he has slept in, and what happens to the picture and the wall its hung on, all in an inviting, welcoming voice.


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Jan 13, Pamela rated it it was amazing. It must also be quite an experience to read it under the influence of hallucinogenics, although, it can act like one by itself. Perec is noted for his constrained writing: I wish geofges lived longer, so we could have been friends. Lists of things to do, lists of things he hasn’t done, lists of things he did once, lists of things he’ll never do again.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec

Even in the most dreadfully square spaces, they know how to find favourable corners. Each thing he describes, he begins with the most banal and simple of descriptions, but it serves to take something familiar and make it suddenly unfamiliar — ggeorges because the time and space between us, what is familiar to Perec is in fact not always familiar to me.

Perec also wrote the book, Life: