Attempt at Exhausting a Place in London by Nathan PenlingtonAttempt at Exhausting a Place in London by Nathan Penlington

Attempt at Exhausting a Place in London

byNathan Penlington, Sarah Lester

Paperback | October 1, 2015

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One weekend in the middle of October 1974 the French writer Georges Perec set himself a challenge - to describe everything that happened in place Saint-Sulpice, Paris. Not a record of the buildings or history of the square, but a record of 'that which is not noticed, that which has no importance: what happens when nothing happens'. 40 years later writers Nathan Penlington and Sarah Lester replicated Perec's experiment - with a few important similarities and a few significant changes, most notably relocating to a square in London, a small insignificant square in the North East borough of Hackney. In a major departure from the original protocol this is more than the work of one writer, a collaboration between two observers with differing sensibilities and styles - the overlaps and deviations of the simultaneous accounts underlining the impossibility and futility of the task. Part documentary, part poetry, part catalogue - An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in London is more than a homage, it is a surprisingly witty, tender exploration of urban life.
Title:Attempt at Exhausting a Place in LondonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.28 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Burning Eye BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:190913659X

ISBN - 13:9781909136595

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