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Riassunto: The sole subject of this unique book of short fiction is masturbation, a practice both universal and (pace Mark Twain and Philip Roth) virtually taboo. Sixty-one vignettes record the imaginative varieties of this solitary activity in prose that is playful, intimate, urgent, quirky, and humane. The soloists range in age from nine to eighty; the locales from Australia to Zaire; the means of masturbation from the commonplace to the bizarre. The young man in Gaza with his hair dryers, the woman in Manilla with her cello bow, the long-eared bat, the charioteer, the candelabrathis swirl of unlikely individuals and objects is brought together in such a way that it floods a world born fresh once more.
The late Georges Perec, in describing Singular Pleasures as "a great ecumenical work," rightly understood the essential generosity of an apparently scandalous enterprise, where in the act of making love with ourselves we throw our imaginations open to a union with anything the universe itself has fancied and fostered into being.
The book is illustrated throughout with watercolors by Francesco Clemente that offer an intriguing counterpoint to Mathews's fictions.
L'autore: Harry Mathews was raised in New York and graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in music in 1952. He was the first American member of the literary group Oulipo, whose membership has included Raymond Queneau, Italo Calvino, and Georges Perec. His honors include the Louis Dellec Prize ('74), an NEA grant in fiction writing ('81), and the America Award for The Journalist ('94). He divides his time between New York, Paris, and Key West.
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Descrizione libro Dalkey Archive Press, Normal, IL, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First edition thus. First edition thus, 1993. Hardcover, in a dust jacket, n. p., about 100 pages. A very good copy in a similar jacket, with water damage to book and jacket. Codice libro della libreria B21675
Descrizione libro Apr 01, 1993. Condizione libro: Collectible; Very Good. Hardcover in glossy dust jacket. Warmly inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Front board a little bowed; otherwise Fine condition. Codice libro della libreria BM-VX55-S42J
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR007626593
Descrizione libro Dalkey Archive Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111564780244
Descrizione libro Dalkey Archive Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Codice libro della libreria 1564780244D
Descrizione libro Dalkey Archive Press, Normal, Illinois, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Illustrated by Francesco Clemente (illustratore). First Edition; First Printing. INSCRIBED by author on half-title page, "For Rolland, with best wishes, Harry Mathews." "The sole subject of this unique book of short fiction is masturbation, a practice both universal and (pace Mark Twain and Philip Roth) virtually taboo." Ships same or next business day. Book has minor edge wear, small bumps on spine ends; overall, pages are tight, bright, and clean. Dust jacket protected in archival cover. DJ is in fine condition. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 68856
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Recent publication with perhaps minor shelf-wear. Else, a very decent copy. Codice libro della libreria 36S9FP000CGL
Descrizione libro Dalkey Archive Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1564780244