Category Archives: perec

Thought for the day (not necessarily part of a series)

Today’s thought comes from the collection of Georges Perec’s occasional writings, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (beautifully translated by John Sturrock). It’s part three of a short piece called The Countryside. Nostalgic (and false) alternative To put down roots, … Continue reading

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Icons

I was reading a review in a recent London Review of Books (Vol 29, No 23) of a book called No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture and Liberal Democracy, by Robert Hariman and John Louis Lacaites. The book, as … Continue reading

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Batignolles or I’m back from Paris

Back after three weeks away, I’ll start with something typical… The boulangerie was one of the many Paul scattered over Paris, this one in the middle of the rue de Levis street market. The man isn’t known to me, but … Continue reading

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