A Void

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Harvill Press, 1994 - Fiction - 284 pages
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This linguistic conjuring trick -aa full-length novel in which the letter 'e' is not used -ais a dazzling mixture of parody and wordplay, further proof of Perec's status as the most singular writer France has produced in the last fifty years. It is also a masterpiece of Gothic fiction.

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User Review  - Bob Hartley - Goodreads

Well, to start, it's clever enough that Vowl goes missing, considering the main point of interest for the book is the absence of the letter E. The story twists more than a finger in a recalcitrant ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Georges 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". Perec won the Prix Renaudot in 1965, the Prix Jean Vigo in 1974, the Prix Médicis in 1978. Georges Perec died on March 3, 1982.

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