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Keepsakes of our affinities. Will live long in the memory. A couple paragraphs in Perec describes in detail three pictures hanging on a wall not the first or last time this happens. What’s hung on walls? A sadness permeates this celebration of life, still it’s a celebration, let there be no doubt about that.

Voglio invece dire, dopo averlo terminato, che questo libro scacchiera, questa matrioska ipnotica, mi ha fatto passare ore a perdermi solo per il gusto di perdersi leggendo storie insieme al leggermente malinconico sentore del Tempo dopo Proust, anche lui ha un afflato per il Tempo And I realize that this is an apt image of me trying to “solve” this book: The story of Bartlebooth is the principal thread, but it interlinks with many others.

Also with whole pages within chapters that contain various different lists, BIG ones!

This book has an inordinate number of quest stories. It demands the reader’s full attention and devotion. Any given cell on the 10×10 map of the apartment block could be cross-referenced with the equivalent cell on each of the 21 bi-squares, for each chapter a unique list of 42 elements to mention could be produced. So, ever looked up at an apartment building and wondered what goes on in there? A Life in Words.

View all 5 comments. It seems that the book itself is a still life of the building. Unless, like Winckler’s jigsaws, a puzzle has been crafted with the puzzler in mind which most of life, Perec seems to argue, is notthere is no “right” imstrucciones “wrong” order.


You have to make it through the first 50 pages, which are heavy sledding.

So, what this book really is, is a kaleidoscope of every possible thing, every possible story that is part of the snapshot. To ask other readers questions about Life A User’s Manualplease sign up. Go places, paint a picture, vidda the picture to wood, cut it apart into a puzzle, assemble the puzzle, reconstitute the puzzle into a whole and make it as perfect as to be unknown as ever having been a puzzle, then finally, dissolve the painting until georgrs is no evidence of the painting.

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Let me try to tell you – this is a book about the people who live or have lived in an appartment ce in Paris in the 20th century. View all 67 comments. List of items in my bathroom: There is a voyeuristic thrill the further we journey around the building, it grows on us, it becomes our home as much as theirs.

An astonishing, inventive masterpiece. Please help improve it or discuss instrufciones issues on the talk page. The second is by the American artist Organ Trapp – hmm Trapp, I’ve seen that name before, doesn’t Humbert Humbert have some distant relative named Trapp who looks strikingly like Quilty? Morrelet, whose job it is to glue the jigsaws back together, claims to have worked in many capacities previously.

But I give 4 stars because somehow in the end it kinda lost me. The novel has been written following several constraints. Chapters usually begin with a few paragraphs describing in great detail objects in a particular room- paintings, furniture, appliances, clothing, knick-knacks, etc. But it in no way alienates the reader. But since the book is also the story of the building, it coheres.

Oblivion is inevitable, nothing was ever made to last. The feeling evoked is similar in Barry Lyndon and Lifethe tight focus on minutiae and then the slow revealing of its place in an immense story.


Since the name ‘Georges Perec’ is full of ‘e’s, the disappearance of the letter also ensures dde author’s own ‘disappearance’. It was written according to a complex plan of writing constraintsand is primarily constructed from several elements, each adding instrcuciones layer of complexity.

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The very idea of the picture he planned to do and whose laid-out, broken-up images had begun to haunt every second of his life, furnishing his dreams, squeezing his memories, the very idea of this shattered building laying bare the cracks of its past, the crumbling of its present, this unordered amassing of stories grandiose and trivial, frivolous and pathetic, gave him the impression of a grotesque mausoleum uwo in the memory of companions petrified in terminal postures as insignificant in their solemnity as they were in their ordinariness, as if he had wanted both to warn of and to delay these slow or quick deaths which seemed to be engulfing the entire building storey by storey.

It has been remarked by Jacques Roubaud that these two novels draw words from two disjoint sets of the French language, and that a third novel would be possible, made from the words not used so far those containing both “e” and a vowel other than “e”.

View all 6 comments. Georges Perec is the larval stage of the French whimsy which became the butterfly of Jean-Pierre Jeunot, who brought the interconnected magical-puzzle aspects of life to – er – life in his great movie comedies Delicatessen the dark version and Amelie the light version uos Micmacs the crazy revenge fantasy version.

Ultimately, there would be nothing to show for 50 years of work: