Harry Mathews

Harry Mathews

About Harry Mathews

Harry Mathews (February 14, 1930 – January 25, 2017) was an American poet and author of various volumes of poetry, essays and novels. He was also a translator of French. Mathews's shorter writings frequently cross or deliberately confuse genres. A case in point is the piece entitled Country Cooking from Central France: Roast Boned Rolled Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb (Farce Double). Originally included in an issue of the literary magazine Antaeus devoted to travel essays, it is ostensibly a recipe with extended commentary, (it was performed in London as a play at the Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone by French actor Sam Spiegel but was later used as the title story for a collection of the author's short fiction. Another example is the title section of Armenian Papers: Poems 1954 - 1984: actually prose, this purports to be (but evidently is not) a translation from a fragmentary medieval manuscript.
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