Life: A User's Manual (Verba Mundi #18) (Paperback)

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By Georges Perec, David Bellos (Translator)
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Perec finished Life A User’s Manual just a few short years before he died in 1982. It is truly a high point to finish such an epic and complete a novel -- not to mention see it published -- and to cap a lifetime of literary genius. Most known before Life was A Void, his funny, witty novel written completely without the letter “e.” Life is structured after a puzzle-maker but expands into the lives and rooms of an apartment block of Paris. after 20 years, Godine has updated this masterpiece (with a beautiful cover as well as corrections to the translation). You will love this book!

-- Nick

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Originally published in French in 1978 as La Vie mode d'emploi by Editions Hachette Litterature, Paris--T.p. verso.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781567923735
ISBN-10: 1567923739
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Publication Date: July 1st, 2009
Pages: 661
Language: English
Series: Verba Mundi (Paperback)