Daniel Levin Becker

Daniel Levin Becker is senior editor at McSweeney’s and the youngest member of the Oulipo.

a photo of Paris, France in the mid 1970s

The Book That Captured Mid-’70s Paris

Georges Perec’s An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris documented the tumult, traffic, and street life of the French capital over three days in 1974.