Georges Perec | Les Revenentes
In 1969 Perec published La Disparition (translated as A Void), a lipogrammatic novel in which the letter e does not appear. What follows that more naturally than a novella which uses no vowels except e? Set in England, The Exeter Text: Jewels, Secrets, Sex (Les Revenentes, 1972) is a light-hearted underworld tale about a jewel theft which involves an extended orgy, clerical and criminal. This is the raunchiest of Perec’s works, though the orthographic constraint gives it the feel of a tongue-twister rather than a piece of erotica.

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