The Case of the Persevering Maltese
A companion to The Human Country: New and Collected Stories, this volume contains all of Harry Mathews's nonfiction. These astonishing essays cover a wide range of literary topics, including discussion of complex musical forms and Oulipian techniques, to insightful commentaries on the works of Lewis Carroll, Raymond Roussel, Italo Calvino, Joseph McElroy, and Georges Perec. Throughout the collection Mathews examines the relationship between form and literature in a lucid, intimate voice, arguing with intelligence, grace, and humor for the importance of artifice.
Title The Case of the Persevering Maltese
Author Harry Mathews
Title First Published 01 March 2003
Nb of pages 290 p.
Publication Date 01 March 2003
Nb of pages 290
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in.
List Price $14.95
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Genres : Fiction : Movements and Schools : Oulipo
Genres : Nonfiction, Biographies and Memoirs : Essays and Commentary
Genres : Fiction : United States and Canada
Countries : United States of America