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.
Publication: American Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 290
Publication date: 3/1/2003
List price: $14.95