Tom Harris

Tom Harris


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At times in his life, Tom Harris is a dull schoolboy, an apprentice barber, a delinquent husband, an old man with a monkey who drinks at the Green Man Pub, "il professore Harris" at the University of Genoa, and possibly a murderer. But the question of who the elusive Tom Harris really is, and what crimes he has really committed, obsesses the narrator of this novel. Tom Harris can perhaps be described as a sort of philosophical detective story, ingeniously plotted and wittily told with a stylistic virtuosity on par with the most playful works of Raymond Queneau.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564783714
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Series: Dalkey Lannan Series
Pages: 291
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stefan Themerson (1910-1988) was born in Poland, moved to Russia during the Revolution, studied physics and architecture in Warsaw, and lived in Paris before settling in London. Aside from his writings—which include novels such as Tom Harris, The Mystery of the Sardine, and Professor Mmaa's Lecture, children's stories, philosophical essays, and poems—Themerson also composed music and made a number of films with his wife Franciszka.

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