Influential French author and Oulipo member Georges Perec’s recollections of mid-century Paris life, across 480 numbered statements, each of which begins with the words ‘I Remember’. Playful and careful in a manner comparable to Perec’s novels. Introduced by David Bellos.
'Perec is serious fun' The Guardian
Both an affectionate portrait of mid-century Paris and a daring memoir, Georges Perec's I Remember is now available in English to UK readers for the first time, with an introduction by David Bellos.
In 480 numbered statements, all beginning identically with 'I remember', Perec records a stream of individual memories of a childhood in post-war France, while posing wider questions about memory and nostalgia.
As playful and puzzling as the best of his novels, I Remember is an ode to life: the ordinary, the extraordinary, and the sometimes trivial, as seen through the eyes of the irreplaceable Georges Perec.