Georges Perec’s “I Remember”

A visual excerpt from the first English translation of Georges Perec’s “I Remember.”
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“273. I remember that Saint Crispin and Saint Crispinian are the patron saints of shoe-makers.”

“273. I remember that Saint Crispin and Saint Crispinian are the patron saints of shoe-makers.”

“272. I remember that the three star dancers of the Paris Ballet were Roland Petit, Jean Guélais, and Jean Babilée.”

I Remember Georges Perec

“272. I remember that the three star dancers of the Paris Ballet were Roland Petit, Jean Guélais, and Jean Babilée.”

“271. I remember the strips of mica or celluloid that people used to fix on the front of their hoods (near the radiator cap) and which stopped mosquitoes and aphids from hitting the windscreen.”

I Remember Georges Perec

“271. I remember the strips of mica or celluloid that people used to fix on the front of their hoods (near the radiator cap) and which stopped mosquitoes and aphids from hitting the windscreen.”

“269. I remember the boxer Ray Famechon, as well as Stock and Charron, and quite a few wrestlers (The White Angel, The Béthune Butcher, The Little Prince, Doctor Adolf Kaiser, etc.).”

I Remember Georges Perec

“269. I remember the boxer Ray Famechon, as well as Stock and Charron, and quite a few wrestlers (The White Angel, The Béthune Butcher, The Little Prince, Doctor Adolf Kaiser, etc.).”

“270. I remember the Markowitch Affair.”

I Remember Georges Perec

“270. I remember the Markowitch Affair.”

“268. I remember that during his trial Eichmann was enclosed in a glass cage.”

I Remember Georges Perec

“268. I remember that during his trial Eichmann was enclosed in a glass cage.”

“267. I remember the song:  ‘Ramadjah my Queen Ramadjah my clot Dip your arse in the soup tureen And tell me if it’s hot.’”

I Remember Georges Perec

“267. I remember the song: ‘Ramadjah my Queen Ramadjah my clot Dip your arse in the soup tureen And tell me if it’s hot.’”

“266. I remember beard tennis: you counted the number of beards you spotted in the street: 15 for the first, 30 for the second, 40 for the third, and ‘game’ for the fourth.”

I Remember Georges Perec

“266. I remember beard tennis: you counted the number of beards you spotted in the street: 15 for the first, 30 for the second, 40 for the third, and ‘game’ for the fourth.”

“265. I remember Lee Harvey Oswald.”

I Remember Georges Perec

“265. I remember Lee Harvey Oswald.”

“264. I remember a dance called the raspa.”

“264. I remember a dance called the raspa.”

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