Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Orchard by Harry Matthews

The Orchard: A Remembrance of Georges Perec
Harry Mathews
$7 | paper | 34 pp.
Bamberger Books
ISBN: 9780912449401

LAST COPIES! Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. THE ORCHARD is a record of the friendship of Harry Matthews and Georges Perec, one an American, the other French, both writers. These memories were set down by Matthews in the wake of Perec's premature death. "I remember" is complete and irreducible in itself—I remember Georges Perec getting off the bus at Trocadéro and ostentatiously dropping his ticket on the middle of the sidewalk, smiling as he did so. I still cannot see his point.—but most meaningful when set among the others, like the moments of friendship itself.
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