Georges Perec

1936 - 1982

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Georges Perec (born George Peretz) (French: [peʁɛk, pɛʁɛk]; 7 March 1936 – 3 March 1982) was a French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist. He was a member of the Oulipo group. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Perec has received more than 455,799 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Georges Perec is the 528th most popular writer (up from 588th in 2019), the 609th most popular biography from France (up from 677th in 2019) and the 94th most popular French Writer.

Georges Perec is most famous for his novel Life A User's Manual, in which he uses a variety of writing techniques to tell the story of a Parisian apartment building.

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Among writers, Georges Perec ranks 528 out of 5,794Before him are René Guénon, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Ismail Kadare, Gabriela Mistral, Grazia Deledda, and Paul Claudel. After him are Bernard Gui, Alfred Jarry, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Seneca the Elder, Ghalib, and Pierre de Ronsard.

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Among people born in 1936, Georges Perec ranks 29Before him are Glen Campbell, Ursula Andress, Michael Landon, Uwe Seeler, Aga Khan IV, and Ismail Kadare. After him are Harald zur Hausen, Albert Finney, Jim Clark, Burt Reynolds, Zubin Mehta, and Buddy Holly. Among people deceased in 1982, Georges Perec ranks 25Before him are Karl von Frisch, Glenn Gould, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Louis Aragon, Jiro Horikoshi, and Gala Dalí. After him are Gilles Villeneuve, Hans Selye, Hugh Everett III, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Helen of Greece and Denmark, and E. H. Carr.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Perec ranks 609 out of 5,234Before him are Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), Pasquale Paoli (1725), Paul Claudel (1868), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), and Maurice Béjart (1927). After him are Bernard Gui (1261), Alfred Jarry (1873), Pierre de Ronsard (1524), Victor of Aveyron (1793), Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464), and Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Georges Perec ranks 94Before him are George Steiner (1929), Héloïse (1101), Camille Flammarion (1842), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), René Guénon (1886), and Paul Claudel (1868). After him are Bernard Gui (1261), Alfred Jarry (1873), Pierre de Ronsard (1524), William of Rubruck (1220), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), and Gaston Leroux (1868).