Georges Perec

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  • An Earth resident during the 20th century, in the country France
  • March 7, 1936 - March 3, 1982
  • A novelist, filmmaker and essayist, a member of the Oulipo group and considered by many to be one of the most important post-World War II authors
  • In 1969, Perec composed a 500 word palindrome in French, or more specifically, a "twin palindrome", two 500-word-long pieces of text, each of which is a reversal of the other
  • The full text of Le Grand Palindrome de Georges Perec may be found here
  • Perplexian, member of the Cube Retrieval Project and palindrome fan Anna Heath admires Perec