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Georges Perec

French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist

1936   -   1982


country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: Lycée Claude-Bernard
occupation: writer, film director, screenwriter, poet, novelist, essayist, librarian, literary critic, crossword compiler, documentalist, documentarian, filmmaker
award received: Prix Renaudot, Prix Médicis, Mecca Prize

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. His father died as a soldier early in the Second World War and his mother was murdered in the Holocaust, and many of his works deal with absence, loss, and identity, often through word play.
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