Pereckonings: Reading Georges Perec (Yale French Studies, Volume 105)

December 2, 2020
Pereckonings: Reading Georges Perec (Yale French Studies, Volume 105)

Georges Perec's writing presents a moving personal fable and asustained meditation on literary potential. Questioning literaturein each of his texts, questioning himself as reader and writer,Perec invites us to approach his work in the same interrogativemode, to bear witness to his inventiveness, and to rethink the actof reading. Pereckonings : reading Georges Perec takes itsinitiative from these questions and provides, through the eyes ofclose readers, perspectives into the striking originality of anauthor whose œuvre invigorates our idea of literature.ContentsWARREN MOTTE AND JEAN-JACQUES POUCEL. Editors's Preface: OnReading Georges PerecJACQUES JOUET. In BriefCLAUDE BURGELIN. Georges Perec, or the Spirit ofBeginningsMARCEL BÉNABOU. From Jewishness to the Aesthetic of LackSYDNEY LEVY. Emergence in Georges PerecWARREN MOTTE. The Work of MourningBERNARD MAGNÉ. Georges Perec on the IndexGERALD PRINCE. Preliminary Discussion of Women in La vie moded'emploiJACQUES ROUBAUD. Perecquian OULIPODAPHNE SCHNITZER. A Drop in Numbers: Deciphering GeorgesPerec's Postanalytic NarrativesJEAN-JACQUES POUCEL. The Arc of Reading in Georges Perec's LaclôtureRENÉE REISE HUBERT AND JUDD D. HUBERT. Georges Perec's andPaolo Boni's MétauxJACQUES ROUBAUD. Perec's 17 Extreme Experiences