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  • Published: 11 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141442242
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces



Available for the first time in Black Classics

Georges Perec produced some of the most entertaining and spirited essays of his age. His literary output was amazingly varied in form and style and this generous selection of Perec's non-fictional work also demonstrates his characteristic lightness of touch, wry humour and accessibility.

  • Published: 11 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141442242
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Georges Perec

Georges Perec (1936-82) won the Prix Renaudot in 1965 for his first novel Things: A Story of the Sixties, and went on to exercise his unrivalled mastery of language in almost every imaginable kind of writing, from the apparently trivial to the deeply personal. He composed acrostics, anagrams, autobiography, criticism, crosswords, descriptions of dreams, film scripts, heterograms, lipograms, memories, palindromes, plays, poetry, radio plays, recipes, riddles, stories short and long, travel notes, univocalics, and, of course, novels. Life A User's Manual, which draws on many of Perec's other works, appeared in 1978 after nine years in the making and was acclaimed a masterpiece to put beside Joyce's Ulysses. It won the Prix Medicis and established Perec's international reputation.

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