20 Lines a Day
For a period of just over a year, Harry Mathews set about following Stendhal's dictum for writers of "twenty lines a day, genius or not." What resulted is a book that is part journal, parts writer's manual, and part genius. First undertaken as a kind of discipline, the work molds itself into a penetrating reflection on daily events in Mathews's life, his friends, himself, and the act of writing.
Title 20 Lines a Day
Author Harry Mathews
Title First Published 1988
Nb of pages 134 p.
Publication Date 1988
Nb of pages 134
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in.
List Price $10.95
We all may see moments of ourselves here, as well as many revealing glimpses of Mathews' day-to-day life, but what we can only get a feel for—and . . . get it here as nowhere else—is how a man
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