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The Winter Journey

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Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Penguin Classics (first published 1993)
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jeremy
Jan 19, 2014 jeremy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a few years before his death in 1982, french novelist and notable oulipian georges perec published "le voyage d'hiver," a short story wherein a literature teacher discovers a slim book that may well rewrite the entire course of french literary history: hugo vernier's the winter journey. whereupon first glance vernier's work appears to borrow quite liberally from the likes of lautréamont, verlaine, mallarmé, rimbaud, and a host of others, it is, in fact, they that appropriated vernier - as his bo ...more
Tosh
Aug 29, 2013 Tosh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is nothing more fun than reading a literary work that is about books. Or the idea of books, and how it can lead to an adventure. The OULIPO group that was originally formed by Raymond Queneau is such a group that reads and writes book that becomes a game or even an quasi-science project. Georges Perec is considered the Shakespeare of the group, and therefore he leads the race with this specific book "Winter Journeys." Which, in return has caused a series of little books by writers in the O ...more
Stephen
A collection of related stories written by associates of the Oulipo - that group of formalist experimenters in literature. The first, eponymous, story is by Georges Perec, and each subsequent stories builds off that, and sometimes also off the other stories too. These shorts are, clearly, highly referential, they are often recursive (writing about writing (about writing...)), and many are written in a pseudo-academic style, which I guess is in the nature of the exercise's conceit.

Broadly, the st
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Ümit
Feb 15, 2014 Ümit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, foreign
Ne garip Georges Perec olmak. Eminim çok eğlenceliymiştir.
Mehmet Sumer
Aug 02, 2016 Mehmet Sumer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Minik bir mücevher veya Fransız edebiyatına bir girizgâh.

Ayrıca kitaplıkta yan yana durması gereken bir başka kitabı anımsatır:

"Bir Kış Gecesi Eğer Bir Yolcu" (Italo Calvino)
Ubiqua
Nov 24, 2014 Ubiqua rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il racconto di Perec, breve e borghesiano, s'accompagna a quello di Roubaud che è invece una sorta di "spiegone". Comunque accattivante.
Nurit
Mar 31, 2014 Nurit rated it liked it
y sin embargo 5 estrellas si a uno le gusta perec
Matthew Graham
Jan 11, 2014 Matthew Graham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely brilliant.
David Glenn Dixon
Oct 06, 2011 David Glenn Dixon rated it it was amazing
One of the most elegantly, efficiently meta things he's done. Derivative because not to be would be thematically imperfect.
Chris
Jun 02, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining pseudo-academic rabbit hole.
Israel Ita-islas
corto, pero ilustrativo.
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Georges Perec was a highly-regarded French novelist, filmmaker and essayist. He was a member of the Oulipo group. Many of his novels and essays abound with experimental wordplay, lists and attempts at classification, and they are usually tinged with melancholy.

Perec's first novel, Les Choses (Things: A Story of the Sixties) was awarded the Prix Renaudot in 1965.

In 1978, Perec won the prix Médicis
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