Missing Letters

I think I understand why G. Perec penned a text with nary an ‘e.’ My fancy typewriter has a kaput key. It’s hard when circumstances deprive a writer in this way. Frequently used letters, when taken away, limit language and make sentences seem awkward. Recall the Perec text, wherein characters all puff cigars since cigarettes have ‘e’s in them. I must fix this key, quickly.