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Description - Twenty Lines a Day by Harry Mathews

For a period of just over a year, Harry Mathews set about following Stendhal's dictum for writers of "twenty lines a day, genius or not." What resulted is a book that is part journal, parts writer's manual, and part genius. First undertaken as a kind of discipline, the work molds itself into a penetrating reflection on daily events in Mathews's life, his friends, himself, and the act of writing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781564781680
ISBN-10: 1564781682
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 146mm x 10mm)
Pages: 134
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1989
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Harry Mathews

Harry Mathews (born February 14, 1930) is an American author of various novels, volumes of poetry and short fiction, and essays. Harry Mathews was the first American chosen for membership in the French literary society known as the Oulipo, which is dedicated to exploring new possibilities in literature, in particular through the use of various constraints and algorithms. The late French writer Georges Perec, likewise a member, was a good friend, and the two translated some of each other's writings. Mathews considers many of his works to be Oulipian in nature, but even before he encountered the society he was working in a parallel direction. Mathews is currently married to the writer Marie Chaix and divides his time between Paris, Key West, and New York.

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