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ISBN-10: 1567922546
ISBN-13: 9781567922547
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Publish Date: 08/13/2004
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H

Three by Perec: Which Moped with Chrome-Plated Handlebars at the Back of the Yard?

Translator: Ian Monk
Introduction by: David Bellos

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Three works of short fiction by Georges Perec. “One of the most singular literary personalities in the world.”–Italo Calvino

Georges Perec’s mastery of absurdist fiction are on full display in this collection. As Richard Eder in The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Perec’s artistry has achieved a perfect balance between allure and imponderability.”

The novella The Exeter Text contains all those e’s that were omitted from his novel, A Void (Perec hated waste) and no other vowel. In Which Moped with Chrome-Plated Handlebars at the Back of the Yard? we meet Sergeant Henri Pollak and his vehicle that carries him between Vincennes and Montparnasse. A Gallery Portrait is about a portrait, called “A Gallery Portrait,” of the Pittsburgh beer baron Hermann Raffke sitting in front of his portrait which depicts Raffke sitting in front of his portrait.

Mind-bending short fiction from a 20th century master.

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ISBN-10: 1567922546
ISBN-13: 9781567922547
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Publish Date: 08/13/2004
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H
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