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An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris

  • Author:Georges Perec
  • Creator:Marc Lowenthal
  • Brand:Brand: Wakefield Press
  • Category:Book
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
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  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:72
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):6.9 x 4.5 x 0.2
  • Publication Date:September 30, 2010
  • ISBN:0984115528
  • EAN:9780984115525
  • ASIN:0984115528
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One overcast weekend in October 1974, Georges Perec set out in quest of the "infraordinary": the humdrum, the non-event, the everyday--"what happens," as he put it, "when nothing happens." His choice of locale was Place Saint-Sulpice, where, ensconced behind first one cafe window, then another, he spent three days recording everything to pass through his field of vision: the people walking by; the buses and driving-school cars caught in their routes; the pigeons moving suddenly en masse; a wedding (and then a funeral) at the church in the center of the square; the signs, symbols and slogans littering everything; and the darkness that finally absorbs it all. In An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris, Perec compiled a melancholic, slightly eerie and oddly touching document in which existence boils down to rhythm, writing turns into time and the line between the empirical and the surreal grows surprisingly thin.

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