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    Three by Perec: Which Moped with Chrome-Plated Handlebars at the Back of the Yard? (Verba Mundi (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Georges Perec, Translated by Ian Monk, Introduction by David Bellos

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    DescriptionPerec has rightfully assumed his position in the pantheon of truly original writers of the past century. Godine has issued all but one is his books in this country, including his masterpiece Life A User's Manual. Here, in one volume, are three "easy pieces" by the master of the verbal firecracker and Gallic wit. The novella "The Exeter Text" contains all those E's that were omitted from A Void (Perec hated waste) and no other vowel (honest). In "Which Moped with Chrome-Plated Handlebars at the Back of the Yard?" we are introduced to Sergeant Henri Pollak and his vehicle (the aforementioned moped) that carried him between Vincennes and Montparnasse; in "A Gallery Portrait," the sensation of the 1913 exhibition in Pittsburgh depicts the artists' patron, beer baron Hermann Raffke, sitting in front of his huge art collection, which includes (of course) "A Gallery Portrait" of the baron sitting before "A Gallery Portrait," etc.


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    Title
    Three by Perec
    Subtitle
    Which Moped with Chrome-Plated Handlebars at the Back of the Yard?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georges Perec, Translated by Ian Monk, Introduction by David Bellos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 187
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781567922547
    ISBN 10: 1567922546
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    DC22: 843/.914
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PQ2676.E67 A26 2004
    Publisher
    David R Godine Pub
    Imprint name
    David R. Godine Publisher
    Publication date
    01 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    One of the most singular literary personalities in the world.