Harry Mathews has published many books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry; his most recent novel is My Life in CIA.
a short fiction by Harry Mathews
Oulipo poetics and the art of translation.
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.