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An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris

By Georges Perec.

One overcast weekend in October 1974, Georges Perec set out in quest of the "infraordinary": the humdrum, the non-event, the everyday--"what happens," as he put it, "when nothing happens." His choice of locale was Place Saint-Sulpice, where, ensconced behind first one café window, then another, he spent three days recording everything to pass through his field of vision: the people walking by; the buses and driving-school cars caught in their routes; the pigeons moving suddenly en masse; a wedding (and then a funeral) at the church in the center of the square; the signs, symbols and slogans littering everything; and the darkness that finally absorbs it all. In An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris, Perec compiled a melancholic, slightly eerie and oddly touching document in which existence boils down to rhythm, writing turns into time and the line between the empirical and the surreal grows surprisingly thin.
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Launched in 2009, Wakefield Press is an independent American publisher devoted to the translation of overlooked gems and literary oddities in small, affordable and elegant paperback editions. Its publications include the Wakefield Handbooks series--which the press defines as "the guidebook as imagined through literature"--and the Imagining Science series ("science as imagined through literature"), as well as forays into classic experimental fiction. continue to blog


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Pataphysical Essays

PATAPHYSICAL ESSAYS

By René Daumal. Translated by Thomas Vosteen.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

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The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy

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By Charles Fourier. Translated by Geoffrey Longnecker.

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ISBN: 9780984115556
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Pub Date: 9/30/2011
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An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris

AN ATTEMPT AT EXHAUSTING A PLACE IN PARIS

By Georges Perec.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

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The Perpetual Motion Machine

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By Paul Scheerbart.

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ISBN: 9780984115549
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