March 07, 2011

La Maison Francaise

Perec turns 75

A birthday celebration at La Maison Francaise
A well-loved figure in French literature, Georges Perec was hailed by Calvino as "one of the most singular personalities in the world, a writer who resembled no one else." Now, on what would have been Perec's 75th birthday, Verso is proud to launch The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise, a lost work of Perec's that we're publishing here in English for the first time. Join David Bellos, Perec's biographer and longtime translator, and NYU's Emmanuelle Ertel, for drinks, readings, and a celebration of all things Perec.

7.00pm – 8.30pm

La Maison Francaise

16 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003