Syntax and vocabulary are overwhelming constraints—the rules that run us. Language is using us to talk—we think we’re using the language, but language is doing the thinking, we’re its slavish agents.
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|Birth:||14th February, 1930|
|Profession:||Author, Essayist, Novelist, Poet|
Harry Mathews was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is an American novelist, poet, author and essayist. He earned a B.A. degree in music in 1952. He has written several novels include: The Conversions, Tlooth, The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium, Cigarettes, and The journalist. He has written several books include: The Planisphere(poem), Trial Impressions(poem), Armenian Papers(poem), The Orchard: A Remembrance of Georges Perec(memoir), My Life in CIA: A Chronicle Of 1973(false memoir), The Way Home(collection), Immeasureable Distances(essays), The Case of the Persevering Maltese(essays) and Singular pleasures.
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