Wednesday, February 1

Harry Mathews

Wikipedia - "Harry Mathews (February 14, 1930 – January 25, 2017) was an American author of various novels, volumes of poetry and short fiction, and essays. He was also a translator of French. ... Together with John Ashbery, James Schuyler, and Kenneth Koch, Mathews founded and edited the short-lived but influential literary journal Locus Solus (named after a novel by Raymond Roussel, one of Mathews's chief early influences) from 1961 to 1962. Mathews was the first American chosen for membership in the French literary society known as the Oulipo, which is dedicated to exploring new possibilities in literature, in particular through the use of various constraints and algorithms. ... Mathews was married to the writer Marie Chaix and divided his time between Paris, Key West, and New York City. ..."
The Paris Review: Harry Mathews, The Art of Fiction No. 191
The Many False Floors of Harry Mathews
BOMB: Harry Mathews
amazon: Harry Mathews
Poetry Foundation: Cool gales shall fan the glades By Harry Mathews (Video)
YouTube: Harry Mathews reads "The White Wind", "The New Tourism"

2010 June: Locus Solus, 2012 January: The Tropological Space of Locus Solus