Singular Pleasures

Singular Pleasures

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ISBN-13: 9781564782335
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Edition description: First Paperback Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Born in New York in 1930, Harry Mathews settled in Europe in 1952 and has since then lived in Spain, Germany, Italy, and (chiefly) France. When Mathews published his first poems in 1956, he was associated with the so-called New York School of poets, with three of whom (John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler) he founded the review Locus Solus in 1961. Through his friendship with Georges Perec, he became a member of the Oulipo in 1972. The author of six novels and several collections of poetry, recent publications are THE NEW TOURISM (Sand Paper Press, 2010), Sainte Catherine, a novella written in French (Editions P.O.L, 2000), The Human Country: the Collected Short Stories (Dalkey Archive Press, 2002), The Case of the Persevering Maltese: Collected Essays (Dalkey Archive Press, 2003), OULIPO COMPENDIUM (co-edited with Alastair Brotchie; Atlas Press and Make Now Press, 2005), and My Life in CIA: A Chronicle of 1973 (Dalkey Archive Press, 2005).

Marie Chaix was born in Lyons and raised in Paris, and is the author of nine books. The Summer of the Elder Tree, a memoir and meditation on the theme of separation, and her first book in more than a decade, was published in Paris in 2005, and will appear from Dalkey Archive Press in 2013.

Clemente was born in Naples, Italy. He is an artist. He divides his time between New York, Rome and India.

What People are Saying About This

Joseph McElroy

Like seeds of closeness, like some always penultimate leisure to make it up out of an alphabet of selves, these glimpses yield a gentle, conspiring privacy.

Michael Perkins

Harry Mathews is a playful, precise writer, a modernist with a singular sense of humor, a stylist whose subject matter often seems irrelevant next to the beauty of his language.

Georges Perec

A great ecumenical work.

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Singular Pleasures 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
OmieWise on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A book about masturbation, in the best sense!
ossicones on LibraryThing 7 months ago
What pleasure this book gives! I found myself lingering over every turn of Mathew's language and sufficed with affection for those characters with whom we all share a pastime.
dutts on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I dunno, man. Half of these were hilarious and bizarre, perfect Mathews. The other half were embarassing and Bad Sex Awards candidates. The ones that took the subject "seriously" seemed to fall mainly in the latter category.