Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. This classic text by Oulipo writer Harry Mathews begins in a Russian prison camp at a baseball game and goes on to a digressive journey from Afghanistan to Venice, then to India and Morocco and France. All of this takes place amid Mathew's fictional concern and play with games, puzzles, arcana, and stories within stories within stories. "Harry Mathews' TLOOTH fits no category I can think of... in his inventiveness and erudition he is like Pynchon, Barth, and William Gaddis" (Granville Hicks, Saturday Review).