Portrait of a Man

Portrait of a Man


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Publisher's Synopsis

Fittingly for such an enigmatic writer, 'Portrait of a Man' is both Perec's first novel and his last. Written in the late 1950s, it was rejected by all publishers, and buried in a drawer. Perec himself told a friend 'it will either become a masterwork or will wait in my grave for a faithful exegete to find it in an old trunk ...' At last uncovered by his translator and biographer David Bellos, this is almost certainly Perec's final work to appear in English. Establishing themes that would resonate throughout his writing, Perec tells the story of a forger and killer, in an apt coda to one of the brightest literary careers of the twentieth century.

Book information

ISBN: 9780857052384
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 843.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 274g
Height: 201mm
Width: 159mm
Spine width: 16mm