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The Resource Life, a user's manual : fictions, Georges Perec ; translated from the French by David Bellos

Life, a user's manual : fictions, Georges Perec ; translated from the French by David Bellos

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Life, a user's manual : fictions
Title
Life, a user's manual
Title remainder
fictions
Statement of responsibility
Georges Perec ; translated from the French by David Bellos
Title variation
Life
Title variation remainder
a users manual
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this ingenious book Perec creates an entire microcosm in a Paris apartment block. Serge Valene wants to make an elaborate painting of the building he has made his home for the last sixty years. As he plans his picture, he contemplates the lives of all the people he has ever known there. Chapter by chapter, the narrative moves around the building revealing a marvellously diverse cast of characters in a series of ever more unlikely tales, which range from an avenging murderer to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime..
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Summary
Represents an exploration of the relationship between imagination and reality as seen through the eyes of the dying Serge Valene, an inhabitant of a large Parisian apartment block
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Pace
Writing style
Character
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049497
Cataloging source
HCO
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1936-1982
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Perec, Georges
Dewey number
843.914
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Bellos, David
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True
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  • Apartment houses
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
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a user's manual
Label
Life, a user's manual : fictions, Georges Perec ; translated from the French by David Bellos
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This translation originally published: London: Collins Harvill, 1987
Control code
000024679689
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
581 p.
Isbn
9780099449256
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
Life, a user's manual : fictions, Georges Perec ; translated from the French by David Bellos
Publication
Note
This translation originally published: London: Collins Harvill, 1987
Control code
000024679689
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
581 p.
Isbn
9780099449256
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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