A Void

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Harpercollins, 1994 - Fiction - 284 pages
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Insomniac Anton Vowl is missing from his Paris rooms, and his companions look for information in his diary, in a work using no "e"

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User Review  - EadieB - LibraryThing

I did not like this book at all. I thought it was pretty insane but I like the fact that the author went to so much trouble not to use the letter 'e'. That's the only reason I gave the book 3 stars ... Read full review

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

As a translation, brilliant. As a story, just okay, but worth it. Writing a book with such a void is no small task, and both author and translator pull it off with aplomb. Playful and curious from start to finish. Read full review

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Which at first calls to mind a probably familiar story of
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In which luck Gods alias and alibi plays a callous trick on
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Concluding with an immoral papacys abolition and
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About the author (1994)

George Perec was born in Paris on March 7, 1936 and was educated in Claude-Bernard and Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire. Perec was a parachutist in the French Military before he began publishing his writing in magazines like Partisans. Perec also wrote the book, Life: A Users Manual. Perec is noted for his constrained writing: his 300-page novel La disparition (1969) is a lipogram, written without ever using the letter "e". Georges Perec died on March 3, 1982.

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