Things – A story from the sixties, by Georges Perec[Reading report] by Pauline Séguy


The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 20XX.

Although it is not a novel, this book tells us a story. The story of a young couple, Jerôme and Sylvie, who seems haunted by their material aspirations. 1965 represents the beginning of Georges Perec's career as a writer: when he receives the Renaudot Price in 1965 for « Things », he still is unknown. However, this book, perceived as a critique of our consumer society, was raised to a whole new level a few years later, with May 1968.

Quote article  Pauline Séguy, « Things – A story from the sixties, by Georges Perec », 23 september 2010, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]

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