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I Remember

Georges Perec

Translated by Philip Terry & David Bellos

Entries from Georges Perec’s I Remember, translated from the French by Philip Terry and David Bellos.

Georges Perec

Georges Perec was born in Paris in 1936 and died in the same city four days before his forty-sixth birthday in 1982. His parents were Jews who had migrated to France from Poland; both died during the Second World War – his father as a soldier during the German invasion of France, his mother in Auschwitz-Birkenau. His works include Les Choses, which was awarded the Prix Renaudot in 1965, and W ou le souvenir d'enfance.

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Translated by Philip Terry

Philip Terry was born in Belfast and has taught at the universities of Caen, Plymouth and Essex, where he is currently Director of the Centre for Creative Writing. His books include the anthology of short stories, Ovid Metamorphosed, the poetry collections Oulipoems, Oulipoems 2 and Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and the novel tapestry, which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. He is the translator of Raymond Queneau’s Elementary Morality, and Georges Perec’s I Remember.

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Translated by David Bellos

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