In this month's issue of Rain Taxi, Laird Hunt reviews Georges Perec's newly-translated collection of essays, ruminations, and assorted nonfiction, Thoughts of Sorts. Hunt writes, “If Georges Perec is finally starting to be known in this country as a writer who did interesting things besides write a book without the letter e, the editors of David R. Godine deserve a good portion of the credit. . . . Taken together, Verba Mundi's Perec list forms a constellation of literary variousness that well might be unmatched in 20th-Century letters.”
Well, we hope he is becoming known. He deserves a place among the giants of literature, and Thoughts of Sorts is a superb introduction.