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Mathews, Harry 1930-

Overview
Works: 189 works in 525 publications in 9 languages and 9,942 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diary fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Biography  Code and cipher stories  Periodicals  Poetry  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Publisher, Creator, Printer, Narrator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Inscriber, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3563.A8359, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Harry Mathews
Cigarettes : a novel by Harry Mathews( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cigarettes is a novel about the rich and powerful, tracing their complicated relationships from the 1930s to the 1960s, from New York City to Upper New York State. Though nothing is as simple as it might appear to be, we could describe this as a story about Allen, who is married to Maud but having an affair with Elizabeth, who lives with Maud. Or say it is a story about fraud in the art world, horse racing, and sexual intrigues. Or, as one critic did, compare it to a Jane Austen creation, or to an Aldous Huxley novel - and be right and wrong on both counts."--Jacket
Tlooth by Harry Mathews( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in French and English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette histoire rocambolesque a pour fil directeur la recherche obsessionnelle d'ossements que mène un bourreau assoiffé de vengeance
"53 jours" : roman by Georges Perec( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator of this posthumous novel investigates the disappearance of a famous French crime writer. The only clues he has are codes in a manuscript. A half-finished novel completed by its editors
My life in CIA : a chronicle of 1973 by Harry Mathews( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of improbable coincidences, in the early 1970s Harry Mathews, then living in Paris, was commonly reputed to be a CIA agent. Even his closest friends had their suspicions, which were only reinforced each time he tried to deny such a connection. With growing frustration at his inability to make anyone believe him, Mathews decided to act the part
The conversions by Harry Mathews( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journalist : a novel by Harry Mathews( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and French and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is told by his doctor to start keeping a diary, it could cure his depressions. The patient follows the advice and in no time he is off pills. Only now he becomes addicted to his journal, fretting and fussing as he organizes and re-organizes the entries. By the author of Singular Pleasures
The laurels of Lake Constance by Marie Chaix( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie Chaix loves her father Albert, who was one of the first French citizens to join the Fascist party in 1936 and became a collaborator with the Germans, but must come to terms with his catastrophic political career
The human country : new and collected stories by Harry Mathews( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Human Country collects all of Mathews's shorter fiction, including the early stories from Country Cooking, the mid-career stories from The American Experience, and ten recent, previously uncollected pieces that are every bit as brilliant and surprising. These stories include "The Broadcast," in which the narrator learns from a radio program that everything he needs in life should fit into one sock; "Clocking the World on Cue," an Oulipian story that employs the centuries-old literary form of the Chronogram; and "Calibration of Latitude," which follows Sir Joseph Pernican on a meandering and seemingly aimless journey (through the city and through his imagination) that in the end proves not aimless at all, but rather - like all of Mathews's work - purposeful and deeply moving."--Jacket
The sinking of the Odradek Stadium by Harry Mathews( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and French and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singular pleasures by Harry Mathews( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Oulipo compendium( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and French and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A late 20th-century kabala, a labyrinth of literary secrets that will lure the uninitiated into rethinking everything they know about books and writing. The definitive encyclopedia of contemporary word-magic
Armenian papers : poems, 1954-1984 by Harry Mathews( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sinking of the Odradek Stadium and other novels by Harry Mathews( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of the persevering Maltese : collected essays by Harry Mathews( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silences, or a woman's life by Marie Chaix( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>When a woman falls into a coma, her daughter accompanies her through six weeks of agony, bearing witness to the prolonged death imposed upon her by the monstrous machine of modern medicine. During this final voyage through the fog, the narrator atte</div>
Selected declarations of dependence by Harry Mathews( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oulipo laboratory : texts from the Bibliothèque oulipienne by Oulipo (Association)( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by French writers belonging to a club which seeks a relationship between writing and mathematics. A post-surrealist exercise, presented in prose and poetry
Trial impressions by Harry Mathews( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locus solus( )

in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country cooking and other stories by Harry Mathews( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in French and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
My life in CIA : a chronicle of 1973
Alternative Names
Harry Mathews pisarz amerykański

Harry Mathews US-amerikanischer Autor

Metyus, Hari 1930-

הארי מאתיוס

מתיוס, הרי 1930-

マシューズ, ハリー

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Tlooth"53 jours" : romanMy life in CIA : a chronicle of 1973The conversionsThe journalist : a novelThe human country : new and collected storiesThe sinking of the Odradek StadiumSingular pleasures