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An attempt at exhausting a place in Paris

por Perec, Georges
Autores adicionales: Lowenthal, Marc -- 1969- -- traductor
Series: Imagining science . 1 Publicado por : Wakefield Press | [D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers [distributor] (Massachusetts | New York) Detalles físicos: ix, 55 páginas ISBN:9780984115525; 0984115528. Año : 2010 Lista(s) en las que aparece este ítem: Escuela de Ciencias Humanas | Literatura
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"One overcast weekend in October 1974, Georges Perec set out in quest of the "infraordinary": the humdrum, the nonevent, the everyday--"what happens," as he put it, "when nothing happens." His choice of locale was Place Saint-Sulpice where, ensconced behind first one café 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, as if in accordance to some mysterious command; the wedding (and then funeral) at the church in the center of the square; the signs, symbols, and slogans littering everything; and the darkness that eventually 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."--Page 4 of cover.

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