…this generous selection of georges perec’s nonfiction, the first to appear in english, features ingenious contemplations on the ways in which we occupy urban and domestic space, engrossing accounts of his experiences with psychoanalysis, depictions of the paris of his childhood, thought-provoking examinations of the “infra ordinary” — the commonplace items of our lives eluding our attention — and a short story executed with a borges-like finesse. species of spaces and other pieces puts us in the presence of a virtuoso writer, whom italo calvino called “one of the most significant literary personalities in the world”.
“india has given great gifts to the world. atisha is one of those great gifts. meditate on atisha, listen to his advice; it is of immense value. it is not a philosophy. . .it is a manual of inner transformation. it is the book that can help you grow into wisdom. i call it the book of wisdom.” ~ osho