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Harry Mathews's Profile

Brief about Harry Mathews: By info that we know Harry Mathews was born at 1930-02-14. And also Harry Mathews is American Author.

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What I wanted to do and what I needed to do was something entirely different, and through reading Roussel I learned that I could do what I wanted all on my own and that I didn't have to rely on what had actually happened in my somewhat limited life and reading.

Tags: Learned, Life, Wanted

And I finished college because I thought how much it would upset my parents if I didn't.

Tags: College, Parents, Thought

My dream, I remember, when I went to boarding school, was to have a study all my own, a little nook someplace where nobody could get at me - nobody, like the football coach.

Tags: Football, Remember, School

And then, when I left Princeton in the middle of my sophomore year, I went into the navy.

Tags: Left, Middle, Year

I graduated in 1952 and went to Europe, with Niki and our first child Laura, who was then a year old.

Tags: Child, Old, Year

I left Princeton, but I graduated Harvard, in 1952.

Tags: Harvard, Left, Princeton

I love teaching.

Tags: Love, Teaching

I think situations are more important than plot and character.

Tags: Character, Plot, Situations

I'd been brought up on the Upper East Side in a WASP society, which was death on crutches.

Tags: Death, Side, Society

Music had been my first love among the arts, and I was fascinated by it, as I still am.

Tags: Among, Love, Music

My Life in CIA is the first time that I've ever written a story in my own name.

Tags: Life, Story, Time

My mother could never understand why I didn't write a thriller, which I've finally done.

Tags: Done, Mother, Understand

My next project is to get back to that. Actually, to learn how to write poetry. I'm not kidding.

Tags: Learn, Poetry, Write

Well, my relationship to America at the time I left was very limited.

Tags: America, Left, Time

What I said about John was that he liberated me from my anxieties about writing in a correct, acceptable way.

Tags: Correct, Said, Writing

When Niki and I moved to Paris, there was also the challenge of Paris, an extremely daunting city.

Tags: Challenge, City, Paris

After the navy, I transferred to Harvard and finished there. I was there the spring term of 1951 and I stayed through the summer term and a whole other year, so I was able to do two years in a little less than a year and a half.

Tags: After, Spring, Whole

I also had this mistaken dream, fantasy really - perhaps because I'm good at languages - of being able in both Italy and France to become someone else through my fluency in the language.

Tags: Become, Good, Someone

I thought Cheever was magnificent and that if I could write like him that would be the best I could do. And then I realized that what I really wanted to write had nothing to do with what he was doing.

Tags: Best, Him, Thought

I was immediately smitten with an attraction to this culture, not in the sense of high culture but of the basic way people behaved towards one another.

Tags: Another, High, Sense