Thoughts of Sorts



Thoughts of Sorts Thoughts of Sorts, one of Georges Perec s final works, was published posthumously in France in 1985 With this translation, David Bellos, Perec s preeminent translator, has completed the Godine list of Perec s great works translated into English and has provided an introduction to this master of systematic versatility Thoughts of Sorts is a compilation of musings and essays attempting to circumscribe, in Perec s words, my experience of the world not in terms of the reflections it casts in distant places, but at its actual point of breaking surface Perec investigates the ways by which we define our place in the world, reveling in listmaking, orientating, classifying This book employs all of the modes of questioning explored by his previous books, and at the same time breaks new ground of its own, ending with a question mark in typical atypical Perec fashion. Best Download [ Thoughts of Sorts ] by [ Georges Perec ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 143 pages
  • Thoughts of Sorts
  • Georges Perec
  • English
  • 17 May 2017
  • 1567923623

10 thoughts on “Thoughts of Sorts

  1. Glenn Russell says:

    Do you enjoy making lists Perhaps lists on books and reading lists of books you ve read, lists of books you want to read, lists of your favorite authors, lists of books you intend reading, lists of books you ve reviewed, lists of books you ve discussed in book groups or with friends, lists of books you ve studied in detail Do you enjoyed the way words look and sound by themselves and in combination with other words Do you like to see words that start with the same letter, words that are syn Do you enjoy making lists Perhaps lists on books and reading lists of books you ve read, lists of books you want to read, lists of your favorite authors, lists of books you intend reading, lists of books you ve reviewed, lists of books you ve discussed in book groups or with friends, lists of books you ve studied in detail Do you enjoyed the way words look and sound by themselves and in combination with other words Do you like to see words that start with the same letter, words that are synonyms, words that are antonyms, monosyllabic words, compound words among my personal favorite , obscure words or colorful words If your answer is yes tothan one of the above, you just might be a prime candidate to fall in love with the writing of Georges Perec, ink slinger in the widest sense of the sen...

  2. Tosh says:

    A read through for the second time I have decided to re read some titles from my library at home Thoughts of Sorts is the ultimate writer s book, in that Georges Perec is a writer who writes about the every day in the sense what is around us on a daily basis His chapter on glasses and how one wears glasses, or how one can arrange their library of books, and hysterically his cooking receipes which are basically all the same except adding a different sauce to the dish In the end of the read, A read through for the second time I have decided to re read some titles from my library at home Thoughts of Sorts is the ultimate writer s book, in that Georges Perec is a writer who writes about the every day in the sense what is around us on a daily basis His chapter on glasses and how one wears glasses, or how one can arrange their library of books, and hysterically his cooking receipes which are basically all the same except adding a different sauce to the dish In the end of the read, Perec is really about being a writer and how one captures the world around them in details that most wouldn t notice or bother even to write about Perec captures those moments usually in a hysterical mode A book of loose ends A collection of Perec s writings that were published in small publications in France So for sure not a major work, yet Perec is a major 20th Century writer And a very charming one at that If the avant garde has...

  3. Adam Floridia says:

    While readingthan a few of the essays in this collection, I was struck by the feeling that I ve read them before I haven t checked, so that may be true, or it may not The mere fact that I don t remember actually made reading this very work resonate all theIn addition to examining categorization and classification, a staple of Perec is the investigation ...

  4. Annabelle says:

    Les pages qui suivent ne sauraient tre autre chose que des notes un rassemblement, plus intuitif qu organis , de faits dispers s ne renvoyant qu exceptionnellement des savoirs constitu s ils appartiendraient plut t ces domaines mal partag s, ces terres en friche de l ethnologie descriptives que Marcel Mauss voque dans son introduction aux techniques des corps et qui, rang s sous la rubrique divers , constituent des zones d urgence dont on sait seulement qu on ne sait pas gran Les pages qui suivent ne sauraient tre autre chose que des notes un rassemblement, plus intuitif qu organis , de faits dispers s ne renvoyant qu exceptionnellement des savoirs constitu s ils appartiendraient plut t ces domaines mal partag...

  5. Heather Shaw says:

    Every book collection corresponds to two needs that are often also obsessions the need to hang on to things books , and the need to keep them in some order Born in Paris in 1936 to Polish Jewish immigrants his father was killed at the front in 1940 and his mother died either on the way or in Auschwitz Georges Perec himself was in the south of France, in a French boarding school He studied sociology at the Sorbonne and his first novel, Things A Story of the Sixties was published in 1965 a Every book collection corresponds to two needs that are often also obsessions the need to hang on to things books , and the need to keep them in some order Born in Paris in 1936 to Polish Jewish immigrants his father was killed at the front in 1940 and his mother died either on the way or in Auschwitz Georges Perec himself was in the south of France, in a French boarding school He studied sociology at the Sorbonne and his first novel, Things A Story of the Sixties was published in 1965 and immediately became a success both in France and abroad.Each of Perec s books is quite different from the other Perec describes Things as a sociology of the quotidian A Void 1969 is a 300 page detective novel in which the letter E goes missing Life a ...

  6. Jim Elkins says:

    Reading my way through Perec, because how is it possible to stop This collection of short pieces has some models for prose experiments return return 1 Thoughts of Sorts Sorts of Thoughts is fragmentary in an uninteresting way it could be muchintensively executed,fictionally complete,obsessively classificatory But it makes up for that unaccountable lightness it seems that it s the product of a waning interest, or a lack of energy by some wonderful passages, like this Reading my way through Perec, because how is it possible to stop This collection of short pieces has som...

  7. Emma Roulette says:

    Any item on a list belongs there because of what it shares with the other items on that list But when you read a list you become aware of the items differences Similarities and differences aside, there are certain joys, secret pleasures, diverse satisfactions that come from making lists I have enumerated them here Coming up with things to put on the list Over long periods of time e.g movies I d like to watch, my Goodreads To Read list, all the people I ve ever kissed In one sitting e Any item on a list belongs there because of what it shares with the other items on that list But when you read a list you become aware of the items differences Similarities and differences aside, there are certain joys, secret pleasures, diverse satisfactions that come from making lists I have enumerated them here Coming up with things to put on the list Over long periods of time e.g movies I d like to watch, my Goodreads To Read list, all the people I ve ever kissed In one sitting e.g a grocery list, this list, a list for brainstorming ...

  8. Carolin says:

    The work of a genius maniac Makes me want to read everything this strange French man ever has written, which is unfortunately not too much.If you think an essay on 81 different ways to make sweetbread, rabbit, and sole could amuse y...

  9. Katie says:

    This was an enjoyable little book of essays on, well, Thoughts of Sorts Sorts of Thoughts Worthwhile for the essay on his desk alone, but the rest of it is also enjoyable and thought provoking They re all nice reflections on the things we do without reflection the things we leave on our desks excep...

  10. Melissa says:

    I really liked a few of these essays Brief Notes on the Art and Craft of Sorting Books, Reading, Thoughts of Sorts Sorts of Thoughts, Notes from the Objects to Be Found on My Desk , others not so much Some of them ar...

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