The Case of the Persevering Maltese: Collected Essays (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) (Paperback)
A companion to The Human Country: New and collected Stories, this volume collects all of Harry Mathews's non-fiction, including an astonishing range of essays which discuss everything from complex literary and musical forms to the works of Lewis Carroll, Raymond Roussel, Italo Calvino, Joseph McElroy, George Perec and the OuLiPo. Throughout the collection, Mathews examines the relationship between form and literature in a lucid, intimate voice, arguing with erudition, grace and humour for the importance of artifice.
About the Author
Harry Mathews has written over a dozen books, including the novels Cigarettes and Tlooth, along with his collected essays, The Case of the Persevering Maltese. Mathews is a member of the Oulipo--France's longest-lived and most active literary group. He divides his time between Paris, Key West, and New York.