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A Void (orig. French La Disparition is a 300 page French lipogrammatic novel, written in 1969 by Georges Perec, entirely without the letter e, following Oulipo constraints.

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A Void

Perec, Georges

Harvill, 1994. A Paperbound Proof copy that prededed the simultaneous publication of the Hardcover and Trade Paperback edition. Glossy covers are bright and clean. The binding is square and tight. A Near Fine copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

  • Published: 1994
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
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A Void (Verba Mundi)

Perec, Georges

1 volume, please be aware of language, air mail shipment from Germany within 2-6 weeks, we deliver to any country - please ask us to enable delivery to your country!

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A Void

Perec, Georges

London: Harvill, 1995. First printing. Translated from the French by Gilbert Adair. Green paper-covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with gilt lettering. An apparently unread copy. The DJ has a crease on the front flap and very minor wear at the spine ends and the corners. The flap price is intact.. First English Edition. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1995
  • Condition: As New
  • Edition: First English Edition
  • ISBN: 9780002711197
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A Void

Perec, Georges

HarperCollins, 1994. Hard Cover -- FINE/FINE -- Book and dust jacket are clean and bright with only slightest of shelf wear. First Edition w/full # string and original price present. 284 pages.. ISBN: 0002711192. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. PARIS FRANCE FICTION CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN.

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A Void

Perec, Georges

London: Harvill Press, 1995. Light shelf and edge wear. Great copy with tight binding and clean pages.. First Printing. Trade Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1995
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Printing
  • ISBN: 9781860460982
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A Void

Georges Perec

London, UK Harvill Press, 1995. Paperback First Edition UK; First Printing, so stated. First Edition UK; First Printing, so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows a faint eighth-inch, stray mark at the fore-edge; binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 284pp. Translated by Gilbert Adair. Black and Rust-Red design to the panels on a white background field. Crossed out "E" design at the front panel. Trade Paperback. As his country is torn apart by social and political anarchy, Anton Vowl, a chronic insomniac, disappears. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any indication, for any faint hint, as to his location. Perec lost his mother in the Holocaust. A Void is precisely about the difficulty of speaking in the absence of the most necessary thing. Not merely an intellectual tour de force -- although certainly that -- but one of the most subtle things ever written on grief. The book has a killer, loopy, murder mystery plot, and at the same time manages to be a deeply felt meditation on absence and the way absences constitute our lives. Lots in common with Derrida, etc. The translation is a work of genius/insanity. I can't imagine a better job being done.

  • Published: 1995.
  • Edition: First Edition UK; First Printing, so stated.
  • ISBN: 9780002711197
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A Void

Georges Perec

The Harvill Press, 1997. Paperback. New unread, remainder mark. otherwise excellent condition!

  • Published: 1997
  • Condition: New unread, remainder mark
  • ISBN: 9781860460982
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A Void

Perec, Georges

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins, 1995. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. an entire novel written in French without the use of the letter 'e' - then translated into English- again with no letter 'e' in the translation! A remarkable bit of Oulipo or puzzle literature by one of its chief practitioners

  • Published: 1995
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition 1st Printing
  • ISBN: 9780002711197
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A Void

Perec, Georges

Harvill. Very Good. 1969. Soft Cover. (U434) .

  • Published: 1969
  • Condition: Very Good
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A Void

Perec, Georges (Translated By Gilbert Adair)

HarperCollins, 1995. Hard Cover - VG/VG - Book and dust jacket are clean and tight with light wear - 284 pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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A Void

Perec, Georges

DAVID R GODINE, 2005. Paperback. New. SKU: MM-00192887; EAN: 9781567922967

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A VOID [A Novel]

PEREC, Georges. (ADAIR, Gilbert)

PEREC, Georges. A VOID [A Novel]. Translated from the French by Gilbert Adair. (London):: Harvill/ An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, 1994. First edition in English, clothbound issue. . A fine copy in very good dust jacket; jacket has a long, narrow abrasion on unprinted verso of spine, causing thinning of paper (but not visible on printed side of jacket), else dust jacket is fresh and bright. . Octavo, black cloth spine, green paper-covered boards, pp. (xii), 285, [ii].

  • Published: 1994
  • Condition: A fine copy in very good dust jacket; jacket has a long, narrow abrasion on unprinted verso of spine, causing thinning of paper
  • Edition: First edition in English, clothbound issue.
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A void

Georges Perec

Harvill, 1994. Paperback. New unread. light wear on edges of cover, otherwise excellent condition!

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A Void

Georges Perec

Random House, 2008. Paperback. New. Anton Vowl is missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any hint as to his location and, insidiously, a ghost, from Vowl's past starts to cast its malignant shadow.SKU: MM-60013377; EAN: 9780099512165

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A Void

Perec, Georges

Harvill. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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A Void (1994 1ST EDITION HARVILL TRADE PAPERBACK)

Perec, Georges

Harvill, 1994. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine. FINE 1994 1ST IMPRESSION LARGER FORMAT HARVILL TRADE PAPERBACK. STRIKING ORIGINAL COVER ARTWORK. SKILFUL AND RESOURCEFUL GILBERT ADAIR TRANSLATION, WITHOUT USING THE LETTER 'E'. LOVELY 1ST EDITION PAPERBACK COPY, SLIGHT RUBBING TO COVER EDGES ONLY. NR FINE UNREAD COPY. IMMEDIATE 1st Class/Airmail dispatch fromUK EUROPEAN LIT COLLECTION Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: European Fiction; Inventory No: 008214..

  • Published: 1994
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
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A Void

Georges Perec

Verba Mundi. Paperback. New. Paperback. 284 pages. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.5in. x 0.8in.The year is 1968, and as France is torn apart by social and political anarchy, the noted eccentric and insomniac Anton Vowl goes missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, his best friends scour his diary for clues to his whereabouts. At first glance these pages reveal nothing but Vowls penchant for word games, especially for lipograms, compositions in which the use of a particular letter is suppressed. But as the friends work out Vowls verbal puzzles, and as they investigate various leads discovered among the entries, they too disappear, one by one by one, and under the most mysterious circumstances . . . A Void is a metaphysical whodunit, a story chock-full of plots and subplots, of trails in pursuit of trails, all of which afford Perec occasion to display his virtuosity as a verbal magician, acrobat, and sad-eyed clown. It is also an outrageous verbal stunt: a 300-page novel that never once employs the letter E. Adairs translation, too, is astounding; Time called it a daunting triumph of will pushing its way through imposing roadblocks to a magical country, an absurdist nirvana of humor, pathos, and loss. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA.

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A Void

Perec, Georges

Vintage Classics, 2008. Book. New. Paperback. New and in stock.

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A Void

Georges Perec

London, England: Harwell Press. Very Good. 1995. First Printing of This Edition. Soft Cover. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" 1860460984 PAPERBACK Translated by Gilbert Adair. As his country is torn apart by social and political anarchy, A Void's protagonist, Anton Vowl, a chronic insomniac, is unaccountably found missing. Wear at edges, reading creases, sticker remnants on front cover, lightly rubbed. .

  • Published: 1995
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Printing of This Edition
  • ISBN: 9781860460982
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A Void

Perec, Georges

New York. 1994. Harvill/Harper Collins. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Translated from the French by Gilbert Adair. 256 pages. hardcover. Cover illustration by Mark Moran. Photograph of Georges Perec by Anne de Brunhoff. 0002711192. keywords: Literature Translated France. inventory # 20705. FROM THE PUBLISHER - As his country is torn apart by social and political anarchy, A VOID’s protagonist, Anton Vowl, a chronic insomniac, is unaccountably found missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any indication, for any faint hint, as to his location. All that it brings to light, though, is Vowl’s liking (uncannily similar to his author’s) for parody, wordplay and dazzling fictional constructs, which continually risk spiraling out of control. And, gradually, insidiously, a ghost from Vowl’s past starts to cast its malignant shadow. This is a story chock-full of plots and subplots, of loops within loops, of trails in pursuit of trails in pursuit of trails, all of which allow its author an opportunity to display his customary virtuosity as an avant-gardist magician, acrobat and clown. A VOID’s translator, too, is just as brilliant at such linguistic conjuring tricks, fully, unflinchingly, assuming a monstrously constraint laid down by its author - which is to say, to propound a gripping Gothic fiction, a fiction with lots of twists and turns, with a Russian-doll construction worthy of Calvino, of John Barth, of Jan Potocki’s MANUSCRIPT FOUND AT SARAGOSSA, without at any point invoking that most basic prop of traditional syntax: an e! ‘The ultimate challenge to the translator’s art, will and nerve’ - ANDY MARTIN, The Times. ‘The actual book, a parody thriller, is both funny and curiously moving. You can read a long way in it before you even realise the self—imposed constraint which is responsible for the haunting strangeness of its tone’ - ROBERT NYE, The Times. ISBN: 0002711192.
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