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Synopsis: Perec has rightfully assumed his position in the pantheon of truly original writers of the past century. Godine has issued all but one of is his books in this country, including his masterpiece Life, A User's Manual. Here, in one volume, are three "easy pieces" by the master of the verbal firecracker and Gallic wit. The novella "The Exeter Text" contains all those e's that were omitted from A Void (Perec hated waste) and no other vowel (honest). In "Which Moped with Chrome-Plated Handlebars at the Back of the Yard?" we are introduced to Sergeant Henri Pollak and his vehicle (the aforementioned moped) that carried him between Vincennes and Montparnasse; in "A Gallery Portrait", the sensation of the 1913 exhibition in Pittsburgh depicts the artists' patron, beer baron Hermann Raffke, sitting in front of his huge art collection, which includes (of course) "A Gallery Portrait" of the baron sitting before "A Gallery Portrait," etc.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
Publisher: Harvill Press
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First UK edition..
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004747596
Book Description Harvill Press 1996-01-01, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Seller Inventory # 9781860461255-21
Book Description Harvill Press, 1996. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1860461255-2-4
Book Description Harvill Press. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1860461255I3N00
Book Description Harvill Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Pages unmarked. Glossy covers moderately edgeworn. Faint stress line on spine. Binding firm. Seller Inventory # 96836
Book Description Harvill Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1860461255
Book Description Harvill Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111860461255
Book Description Harvill Press, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1860461255