writing under constraint
An Interview with Harry Mathews
Michael Boyden interviews Harry Mathews via email.
The Dialect of the Tribe
This is a reprint of Mathews' short story which originally appeared in The Human Country: New and Collected Stories (Dalkey Archive 2002).
Harry Mathews writes of the inherent difficulties in translation - especially the translation of his own work.
Verse in Reverse
On the occasion of the 2003 Fitzpatrick O'Dinn Award publication, Alan Sondheim asks some questions of formally constrained literature. The more strict the constraints, the more open, free, and plentiful the questions.
&Now Conference Review
Late Breaking: William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, and Rob Wittig post from Notre Dame University on the &Now festival of writers and writing.
Nothing Less and Nothing More: The Oulipo Compendium
Alain Vuillemin comprehends the compendium - a summing up of four decades of Oulipian activity.
Translation by James Stevens
Human waste takes center stage in Dominique Laporte's unusual microhistory, a book as valuable for the anecdotes as for its argument.
Notable American Prose
Ted Pelton reviews Ben Marcus's novel that's not one.
Thoughts on the debut novel by Alex Shakar.
Unraveling the Tapestry of Califia
Jaishree K. Odin on the hyperfiction of M.D. Coverley.