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March 7, 2011
Perec turns 75
La Maison Francaise
March 7, 2011
7.00pm - 8.30pm
La Maison Francaise
16 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
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.