Constructing the Architext : Georges Perec's life a user's manual

Mitchell, Peta (2004) Constructing the Architext : Georges Perec's life a user's manual. Mosaic : A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 37(1), pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

Mitchell critiques Georges Perec's Life a User's Manual, which articulates compellingly the confluence of literature and architecture studies that emerged in the late twentieth century. He argues the Perec's novel diverges from this tradition, for, rather than being a search for origins and true expression, Life a User's Manual denies the very possibility of originality. He adds that Perec's architext is de-constructive and ironic.

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ID Code: 69246
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Assigned C1 code for 2005 HERDC
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Keywords: C1
ISSN: 0027-1276
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural History and Theory (120103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500) > Literary Theory (200525)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2014 22:35
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 01:08

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