…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”.
these discourses contain what to osho is the most significant statement made anywhere on the earth at any time – the whole secret of the mystic approach towards life. the sutra that begins this series of discourses contains the very essence of the entire upanishadic vision: that the universe is an indivisible totality – an organic whole. osho manages to illuminate these ancient texts with such clarity that their significance seems stunningly obvious. a wealth of jokes and amusing anecdotes are magically interwoven through his commentaries.