The year is 1968, and as France is torn apart by social and political anarchy, the noted eccentric and insomniac Anton Vowl goes missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, his best friends scour his diary for clues to his whereabouts. At first glance these pages reveal nothing but Vowl's penchant for word games, especially for "lipograms," compositions in which the use of a particular letter is suppressed. But as the friends work out Vowl's verbal puzzl...
By Georges Perec
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: David R Godine; Verba Mundi edition (November 30, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 94173
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This is an amazing feat of both writing and translation. It's a bit like an easy Finnegans Wake. Perec writes an interesting story about the missing letter "e". There isn't an "e" in the entire book. What makes this especially amusing is Perec's dire