A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec. George Perec is an author whose work fills me with delight, Species of Space and the other pieces found in this collection are wonderful. Buy Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (Penguin Classics) New Ed by Georges Perec (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low.

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In Species, Geotge with a warm handshake entices you to look around your own city without boring you with actual full examples of exhaustive lists, making this work an enjoyable read rather than a trite and boring one. Jan 13, Pamela rated it it was amazing.

Along with a new perspective on the written word, I am left looking at the space and objects surrounding me a little differently. The book will find its place on a shelf, alphabetized oof course. On to the countryside. I travel, with limitless potential, through my own mind. It is a Perec-reader that offers a bit of most everything that Perec did, and considerable insight into the man himself. It was impossible for me, however hard I tried, to complete this thought, this image.

I think, in order to properly review Species of Spaces you have to be as genius as Perec was and I’m not. Because televisions are common staples of living rooms, I would argue that it is quite the opposite: The buildings stand one beside the other. Quotes from Specie di spazi. This is one of those books where you od the world around you expand, it’s an enlightening and stimulating experience, dynamic, inspirational even, it will open your mind to architecture, furniture, and space dynamics.

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I particularly love how Perec is obsessed with space, but approaches it completely differently than would a planner, an architect, a George Perec is an author whose work fills me with delight, Species of Space and the other pieces found in this collection are wonderful.

He had the keenest of eyes for the ‘infra-ordinary’, the things we do every day – eating, sleeping, working – and the places we do them in without giving them a moment’s thought. By far my favorite work of Perec, and probably in my top ten books of all time. Oct 09, Courtney rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Moreover, the writing style is dry and crackling, uncooperative, choppy, sluggish.

Its subject is — spaces. It’s a piece of trivia I encountered many years before I came across its author.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

Nothing was more beautiful in old houses than the staircases. The next section is on the ‘Nostalgic and false alternative’ 71 — between putting down roots or living completely rootless. Other items in the living room: Sono troppo abituato ai monumenti per aver voglia di guardarli. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces – Georges Perec

But it may lie horizontally atop the other Perecs due to lack of space on the shelf. I read his piece on the Place Sans-Sulpiceand meant to read this too before going to Paris.

I wonder what Perec would have made of the Megabyte. He starts from the georbe out so to speak, with the bed itself. Autobiography — and self-analysis, in all senses — are a preoccupation for Perec, constantly repeated, whether in writing “I was born on 7. Mi piace molto passare in un posto che non vedevo da tempo.

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Instead of living in just one speckes, and trying in vain to gather yourself together there, why not have fix or six rooms dotted about Paris? The architecture of contempt or display, the vainglorious mediocrity of tower blocks, thousands of rabbit hutches piled one above the other, the cutprice ostentation of company headquarters The uninhabitable: Want to Read saving….

A room without function. In short, spaces have multiplied, been broken up and have diversified. Had he been around for longer, I am sure his work would have got better and better. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This is a great collection to take your time over, and savor every word. If nothing obstructs our view, we can see very far.

All space, whether inner or outer, from the smallest microscopical pore in our skin to the entire galaxy, can only be defined by the philosophical, physical, corporeal or conceptual limits we put on it.

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Oct 20, Feliks rated it did not like it Shelves: Probably more than in any other space except the bed.