“Who writes a novel-length lipogram, and furthermore, who translates it? Sadists? Cat lovers without a cause? Georges Perec and Gilbert Adair have, respectively, accomplished this feat. A Void (translation of the French title, La Disparation) could rescue you from the winter doldrums as a cerebral, cleverly disguised detective tale. Written sans the letter e, it forces you to acknowledge the absence while following the protagonist, Anton Vowl. In this paragraph alone, I have used e sixty-two times. If you need further evidence of Perec’s merit as a writer, look at his author photo.” —Kendall Poe
For more of what we’re reading this week, including Edward Limonov’s It’s Me, Eddie  Richard Stern’s Still on Call  and Suzanne Rindell’s The Other Typist  click here.

“Who writes a novel-length lipogram, and furthermore, who translates it? Sadists? Cat lovers without a cause? Georges Perec and Gilbert Adair have, respectively, accomplished this feat. A Void (translation of the French title, La Disparation) could rescue you from the winter doldrums as a cerebral, cleverly disguised detective tale. Written sans the letter e, it forces you to acknowledge the absence while following the protagonist, Anton Vowl. In this paragraph alone, I have used e sixty-two times. If you need further evidence of Perec’s merit as a writer, look at his author photo.” —Kendall Poe

For more of what we’re reading this week, including Edward Limonov’s It’s Me, Eddie  Richard Stern’s Still on Call  and Suzanne Rindell’s The Other Typist  click here.

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