Writers

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Georges Perec

1936-1982

Georges Perec (1936 – 3 March 1982) was a French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist. He was a member of the Oulipo group. Georges Perec was born in Paris to Jewish migrants from Poland. His father died defending France in 1940. After the Nazis occupied France, Georges was taken by the Red Cross to Villard-de-Lans, to be cared for by his paternal aunt and her husband. Georges Perec stayed in the care of his relatives after the war. He went for some years to school in Paris and also boarded at Étampes, approximately 48km from Paris. In his final year at school, a philosophy teacher encouraged the boy to become a writer, but he was 30 before his first book was [ib;osjed/