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Things: A Story of the Sixties and a Man Asleep

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Two thematically-related novellas by Georges Perec in one volume. In each, Perec probes our obsession with society's trappings--the seductive mass of things that masquerade as stability and meaning. In Things: A Story of the Sixties , Jerome and Sylvie, a young, upwardly mobile couple lust for the good life, caught between the fantasy of "the film they would have liked to live" and the reality of life's daily mundanities. The nameless student in A Man Asleep attempts to purify himself entirely of material desires ...

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Things: A Story of the Sixties and a Man Asleep
2010, Verba Mundi, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9781567921571

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Things: A Story of the Sixties and a Man Asleep
1994, Verba Mundi, Boston

ISBN-13: 9780879238575

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