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|Title||:||Life A User's Manual|
|Author||:||Georges Perec, David Bellos|
|Publisher||:||David R. Godine, Publisher|
|Number of Pages||:||581|
|Category||:||Fiction, France, Classics, Literature, French literature|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Life A User's Manual Life is an unclassified masterpiece a sprawling compendium as encyclopedic as Dante s Commedia and Chaucer s Canterbury Tales and in its break with tradition as inspiring as Joyce s Ulysses Perec s spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where chapter by chapter room by room like an onion being peeled and extraordinary rich cast of characters is revealed in a series of tales that are bizarre unlikely moving funny or sometimes quite ordinary From the confessions of a racing cyclist to the plans of an avenging murderer from a young ethnographer obsessed with a Sumatran tribe to the death of a trapeze artist from the fears of an ex croupier to the dreams of a sex change pop star to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime Life is a manual of human irony portraying the mixed marriages of fortunes passions and despairs betrayals and bereavements of hundreds of lives in Paris and around the world .
But the novel in more than an extraordinary range of fictions it is a closely observed account of life and experience The apartment block s one hundred rooms are arranged in a magic square and the book as a whole is peppered with a staggering range of literary puzzles and allusions acrostics problems of chess and logic crosswords and mathematical formulae All are there for the reader to solve in the best tradition of the detective novel