French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist. He was a member of the Oulipo group. Peretz, Polish Jews who had emigrated to France les Choses – Espèces d’espaces de Georges Pérec PDF the 1920s.
He was a distant relative of the Yiddish writer Isaac Leib Peretz. In 1961 Perec began working at the Neurophysiological Research Laboratory in the unit’s research library funded by the CNRS and attached to the Hôpital Saint-Antoine as an archivist, a low-paid position which he retained until 1978. Perec also created crossword puzzles for Le Point from 1976 on. Perec some financial and critical success—it won the Prix Médicis—and allowed him to turn to writing full-time. Many of Perec’s novels and essays abound with experimental word play, lists and attempts at classification, and they are usually tinged with melancholy. Its title page describes it as « novels », in the plural, the reasons for which become apparent on reading. Perec is noted for his constrained writing.
Scientific Papers » is a spoof scientific paper detailing experiments on the « yelling reaction » provoked in sopranos by pelting them with rotten tomatoes. All the references in the paper are multi-lingual puns and jokes, e. David Bellos, who has translated several of Perec’s works, wrote an extensive biography of Perec: Georges Perec: A Life in Words, which won the Académie Goncourt’s bourse for biography in 1994. The Association Georges Perec has extensive archives on the author in Paris.