Spring 2011 Big Read: Life A Users Manual

We have chosen our Big Read for this spring, and it is Life A User’s Manual by Georges Perec. Thanks to everyone who voted.

If you are going to be reading along with us, I recommend Godine’s corrected translation of the book (published in 2008), in which David Bellos updates his original 1987 translation. (For information as to the differences between the two, see my interview with Godine editor Susan Barba.)

Full schedule of reading to come soon, but for now plan on starting the read in early March.

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I ordered the book form a bookstore today (after looking all over and not finding it) and the bookstore person asked me if I was in “Scott’s reading group”. Looks like they’re on to you!

yes…. man, what a small world….. are you local? I don’t know why I think everyone lives in NYC….

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