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Harry Mathews —
born on February 14, 1930,
Harry Mathews is an American author of various novels, volumes of poetry and short fiction, and essays. He is also a translator from the French... (wikipedia)
I'd been brought up on the Upper East Side in a WASP society, which was death on crutches.
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.
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.
And then, when I left Princeton in the middle of my sophomore year, I went into the navy.
It has always been something I could do, and it may seem odd that in my case I seem to create an interesting narrative and frustrate the reader's opportunities to follow it at every step.