Georges Perec was an experimental French novelist, essayist, and filmmaker, and a founding member of the Ouvroir de littérature potentielle (OuLiPo). His best known works include A Void (a 300 page novel which does not use the letter "E"), Life: A User's Manual, and Things: A Story of the Sixties.
"A gap will yawn, achingly, day by day, it will turn into a colossal pit, an abyss without foundation, a gradual invasion of words by margins, blank and insignificant, so that all of us, to a man, will find nothing to say."
– Georges Perec, A Void
ARTICLES FEATURING GEORGES
Avoided: On Georges Perec
Georges Perec was not all fun and games: what he was talking about, more than anything else, was the Holocaust....
Scenes from the Resistance: Georges Perec’s “La boutique obscure”
GEORGES PEREC'S dream journal, which he kept between 1968 and 1972 and published in 1973 as La boutique obscure, is bookended ...
Choose Your Own Frustration
RATHER THAN AN INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE for the bewildered employee, Georges Perec's The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise is ...