shakahislop

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Ah I didnt know that. Thats great, theres a few towns in america with similar ordinances and it upsets me thats not everywhere
the biggest examples i can think of are the policing of the language (by a public institution which decides what 'correct' french is); the heavy protection of who is allowed to make certain kinds of food and what the recipe should be; a very deliberate effort to keep french cinema alive; and very heavy regulations around what a job is and what benefits the worker should get out of one.
 

suspended

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Ah buleeve... We muhst pick a point in time... That is our time... Nevah to be strayed from... A tehttoo on the haht'uv... Amehica...
 
Life: A User's Manual is one of his least obtuse and relatively straightforward, whilst still being purposely obtuse and slightly exhausting

Hes a good lad though
 

jenks

thread death
what's a good place to start with georges perec?
I think that something like I Remember gives you a quick flavour of his stuff. Species of Spaces, Things, W are all great - i'd save Life: A User's Manual as i think it's his masterpiece - the others La Disparation, A Man Asleep and 53 Days are all good but not quite up to LAUM. Also if you can get hold of Bellos' biography of him - that is really interesting.
 

catalog

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I think life a users manual is the one bolano recommends but I couldn't get through more than a few pages when I tried 15vyears ago. Will go for one of those 9thers. Cheers lads
 

catalog

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I dunno I think it's about a block of flats and ordinary inhabitants of them but he makes it about life in microcosm of something. Sounds like Kate tempest but french
 

jenks

thread death
I dunno I think it's about a block of flats and ordinary inhabitants of them but he makes it about life in microcosm of something. Sounds like Kate tempest but french
Not a particularly apt comparison - it is a novel built out of a number of constraints that Perec employs to create a snapshot of Paris, the movement between apartments is based on a complex plan using a grid and the knight's tour to navigate in and out of the lives of the occupants. There are references to lots of other texts, each section has a series of binary themes. Perec was part of OULIPO who were interested in language games and constraints (Perec's most famous example being La Disparation - a lipogram novel, written entirely without the letter e being used)

 

catalog

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Not a particularly apt comparison - it is a novel built out of a number of constraints that Perec employs to create a snapshot of Paris, the movement between apartments is based on a complex plan using a grid and the knight's tour to navigate in and out of the lives of the occupants. There are references to lots of other texts, each section has a series of binary themes. Perec was part of OULIPO who were interested in language games and constraints (Perec's most famous example being La Disparation - a lipogram novel, written entirely without the letter e being used)

Yeah I was just tryna be funny but thanks jenks
 
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