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.
I thought Cheever was magnificent and that if I could write like him that would be the best I could do. And then I realized that what I really wanted to write had nothing to do with what he was doing.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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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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