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Les Revenentes

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Paperback, 137 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Julliard (first published 1972)
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Suzammah
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having written the world's longest palindrome and an entire novel without using the most common letter, 'e', Perec wrote a short story where the only vowel he used was 'e'. And then it was translated from the French so I got to read it too.

I've never read anything where the enjoyment of the author in the writing process oozes out of the page like this. So much fun and very funny. Worth a couple of hours of everyone's time.
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Jul 11, 2016 marked it as to-read
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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.

Born in a working-class district of Paris, Perec was the only son of Icek Judko and Cyrla (Schulewicz) Peretz, Polish Jews who had emigrate
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