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Harry Mathews (1930–2017)

Teoksen Oulipo Compendium tekijä

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Harry Mathews was born in New York City on February 14, 1930. He attended Princeton University in 1947, but left in his sophomore year to join the United States Navy. Once his military service was completed, he received a B.A. in music from Harvard University in 1952. He was the only American to näytä lisää become a member of Oulipo, an experimental group of French writers and mathematicians who believe constrained writing techniques are the key to invention. He was an author and editor of the Paris Review literary magazine. His novels included The Conversions, My Life in CIA, and The Solitary Twin. He died on January 25, 2017 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Oulipo Compendium (1998) — Toimittaja — 336 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Cigarettes (1987) 299 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
My Life In CIA: A Chronicle of 1973 (2005) 189 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Journalist (1994) 166 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Tlooth (1966) 162 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Conversions (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) (1962) 151 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Yksityisiä iloja (1983) 121 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium (1975) 116 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
20 Lines a Day (1988) 102 kappaletta
Oulipo Laboratory: Texts from the Bibliotheque Oulipienne (Anti-Classics of Dada.) (1995) — Kääntäjä — 89 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Way Home : Collected Longer Prose (1989) 75 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Selected Declarations of Dependence (1978) 52 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Solitary Twin (2017) 30 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Country Cooking and Other Stories (1980) 28 kappaletta
Winter Journeys (1979) — Kääntäjä — 12 kappaletta
Trial impressions (1977) 11 kappaletta
The New Tourism (2010) 8 kappaletta
S: Semaines de Suzanne (1997) 7 kappaletta
Collected Poems: 1946-2016 (2020) 6 kappaletta
The American Experience (1991) 4 kappaletta
The ring : poems, 1956-69 (1970) 3 kappaletta
Sainte Catherine (2000) 1 kappale
סיגריות (2010) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Blue of Noon (1957) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset715 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 550 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
McSweeney's Issue 16 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2005) — Avustaja — 445 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
53 Days (1989) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset212 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 202 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Avustaja — 183 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Winter Journeys (1979) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset48 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Fetish: An Anthology (1998) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Locus Solus I — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Locus Solus II (1961) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Locus Solus III-IV, New Poetry, A Special Double Issue (1962) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Antaeus No. 29, Spring 1978 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Excellent descriptions of food. Also a great book
 
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Evan_Birkeland | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 23, 2023 |
I keep reading everything I can find by Mathews b/c I'm very interested in OuLiPo & Mathews is the only OuLiPo writer whose 1st language is English. The writing's interesting to me.. but it's never QUITE done it for me.. UNTIL NOW! I generally prefer massive novels to short stories, I like the development, the complexity, but in Mathews' case, I find him to be such a 'master' of short story form that I can't help but luv it!

This bk's divided into 3 sections: "First Stories", "The American Experience: Stories to be Read Aloud", & "Calibrations of Latitude". Just from a writerly perspective, there's so much variety here, so many ways of creating a reading experience. From the incredible overkill of absurd detail in "Country Cooking from Central France: Roast Boned Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb (Farce Double)" to the evocativeness of "Journeys to Six Lands" to the more 'classically' OuliPoian formalist "Clocking the World on Cue: The Chronogram for 2001" Mathews' ideas are always very thought-out & realized w/ fantastic & subtle skill.… (lisätietoja)
 
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tENTATIVELY | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 3, 2022 |
The blurb about this (from the back cover) fails to convey the real atmosphere of the book; at best, it describes the first 50 to 100 pages. Much goes on behind the scenes in the journalist's life that we only glimpse momentarily towards the end. The other reviewer turns the character into an "unreliable narrator." A re-examination with this consideration in mind is probably worthwhile, but I never felt he was unreliable, merely personal to a flaw. The book is a journal, and as such, leaves much unstated as anyone would when writing about their own life. As revelations begin to pile up towards the end, I felt as if the journal I was reading took place within a larger novel, with intriguing plots that I never got to witness because my only inlet to the story was a character too wrapped up in his own issues to play a significant role in the larger melodrama.

My first foray in Mathews (I've been meaning to get to him for some time now), and I am delighted. Very very satisfying.
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invisiblecityzen | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 13, 2022 |
The blurb about this (from the back cover) fails to convey the real atmosphere of the book; at best, it describes the first 50 to 100 pages. Much goes on behind the scenes in the journalist's life that we only glimpse momentarily towards the end. The other reviewer turns the character into an "unreliable narrator." A re-examination with this consideration in mind is probably worthwhile, but I never felt he was unreliable, merely personal to a flaw. The book is a journal, and as such, leaves much unstated as anyone would when writing about their own life. As revelations begin to pile up towards the end, I felt as if the journal I was reading took place within a larger novel, with intriguing plots that I never got to witness because my only inlet to the story was a character too wrapped up in his own issues to play a significant role in the larger melodrama.

My first foray in Mathews (I've been meaning to get to him for some time now), and I am delighted. Very very satisfying.
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invisiblecityzen | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 13, 2022 |

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