Georges Perec & Harry Matthews— CANTATRIX SOPRANICA L

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PCANTATRIX SOPRANICA L., SCIENTIFIC PAPERS. Introduced by Marcel Bénabou. Translated by Antony Melville, Ian Monk & John Sturruck. Atlas Press, (2008). 101 pp. In wraps. Fine copy

Georges Perec (1936-1982) became the most celebrated French writer of his generation, his novel Life A User’s Manual winning the Prix Médicis in 1978. Perec from the start was fascinated by the possibility of employing non-fictional languages for altogether more mischievous purposes and this book collects together various texts in which he uses the expressionless terminology of sociology, entomology and linguistics to achieve effects they are distinctly designed to avoid

Georges Perec & Harry Matthews— CANTATRIX SOPRANICA L