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W, or, The memory of childhood

Georges Perec

W, or, The memory of childhood

by Georges Perec

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Published by Collins Harvill in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of: W, ou, Le souvenir d"enfance.

Other titlesMemory of childhood.
StatementGeorges Perec ; translated from the French by David Bellos.
The Physical Object
Pagination164 p. ;
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14513520M
ISBN 100002711168

Click to read more about W, or The Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. All about W, or The Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers The book has two alternating and apparently independent narratives /5(9).   A disturbing, ground-breaking book about Perec's wartime childhood, and about where truth and fiction overlap. Written in alternating chapters, W or the Memory of Childhood, tells two parallel tales, in two parts. One is a story created in childhood and about childhood.

W or The Memory of Childhood is thus a kind of book I have heretofore considered impossible, a great, readable, tragic French novel fundamentally informed by poststructuralist thought. The influence of Levi-Strauss is most obvious in the second part of the W narrative, where Perec pastiches structuralist anthropology to describe, in chillingly. W or the memory of childhood is a book that only works on the reader's sufferance: it's a kind of torture: a complex machine that makes its reader turn the handle to arrive at something unbearable, a truth which is never said, yet which has to be : Philippe Lejeune, David Bellos.

Perec (Life: A User's Manual, ) writes a small book here about enormous things. One of these consists of his childhood experiences as a half-Jewish boy being hidden by his Gentile relatives during the Nazi occupation of France. Another is a fantasy of an island off Tierra del Fuego—a society that is structured around athletic competition and that delights in the abasement of the.   W, or, The memory of childhood by Perec, Georges, Publication date Topics Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Alethea Bowser on February 6, SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:


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W, or the Memory of Childhood combines two apparently unrelated stories: an autobiographical account of the author’s childhood, and the fictional story of an island called W which is entirely devoted to sport. The reader learns that Perec’s parents, who were Polish-born Jews, died in the Holocaust, while Perec himself was taken in by an aunt.

Childhood Memories (also known as Recollections of Childhood, Memories of My Childhood or Memories of My Boyhood; Romanian: Amintiri din copilărie, pronounced [aminˈtirʲ din kopiləˈri.e]) is one of the main literary contributions of Romanian author Ion largest of his two works in the memoir genre, it includes some of the most recognizable samples of first-person narratives in Author: Ion Creangă.

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The narrator of this fictional autobiography tries to recreate the events of his childhood as a Jew in Nazi-occupied France. In alternating chapters, Georges Perec jumps between real life and a fictional island, known as W, off Tierra del Fuego.

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