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First published in 1977, Selected Declarations of Dependence has, like all the books by Harry Mathews, grown in reputation over the years of its unavailability. Sun & Moon Press now returns this remarkable text to print with a new introduction and the original Alex Katz illustrations. Selected Declarations of Dependence is based on a set of forty-six familiar proverbs, use ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Sun and Moon Press (first published 1978)
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УЛиПоческие экзерсисы с контаминациями поговорок + текст, который может из них получиться. Сами-то бон-мо на выходе вполне потешны, а вот текст на основе их лексики - не очень. Это примерно так же увлекательно, как наблюдать за лава-лампой или рассматривать фракталы - какое-то время забавно, но быстро надоедает. Зато пока забавно, не нужны никакие наркотики. Так и тут. Хотя с третьей стороны, не такова ли вся традиционная поэзия с ее порой причудливыми размерами и рифмами? Просто здесь этот усло ...more
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Harry Mathews was an American author of various novels, volumes of poetry and short fiction, and essays.

Together with John Ashbery, James Schuyler, and Kenneth Koch, Mathews founded and edited the short-lived but influential literary journal Locus Solus (named after a novel by Raymond Roussel, one of Mathews's chief early influences) from 1961 to 1962.

Harry Mathews was the first American chosen fo
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