Abstract (Figuration de l’échec dans Les choses de Georges Perec)
The theme of failure is made current by a very prolific 20th century literature which focuses on the human condition. And Georges Perec makes it a source that allows him to explore the specificities of a contemporary society that exclusively focuses on matter and possession. A perception which leads us to question the notion of failure which exposes the social and psychological vulnerability of singular characters. To nourish this reflection, we relied on the significance of the discourse
of failure in his text Les choses; this favored the analysis of a fairly characteristic writing of objects and things.
Keywords : incapacity, inaction, fatality, loser, negation