Principal works


The Conversions (Random House, 1962 ; reprinted by Dalkey Archive Press, 1997))

Tlooth (Doubleday : Paris Review Editions, 1966 ; reprinted by Dalkey Archive Press, 1998)

The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium (Harper & Row, 1975 ; reprinted by Dalkey Archive Press, 1999)

Country Cooking and other stories (Burning Deck, 1980)

Cigarettes (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987 ; reprinted by Dalkey Archive Press, 1998)

Singular Pleasures (Dalkey Archive Press, 1993)

The Journalist (David R. Godine Books, 1994 ; reprinted by Dalkey Archive Press, 1997)

Sainte Catherine (Éditions P. O.L, 2000)

The Human Country : New and Collected Stories (Dalkey Archive Press, 2002)

My Life in CIA (Dalkey Archive Press, 2005)


The Ring : Poems 1959-1969 (Leeds, England, Juillard Editions, 1970)

The Planisphere (Providence, RI, Burning Deck, 1974)

Armenian Papers : Selected Poems 1954-1984 (Princeton University Press, 1987)

Out of Bounds (Burning Deck, 1989)

A Mid-Season Sky : Poems 1954-1991 (Carcanet, 1992)

Alphabets, sculptures : Boris Tissot ; texte français : Paul Fournel ; texte anglais : HM (Paris, Éditions du Seuil, 1998)

Day Shifts (2004 : Brussels, Éditions de la Mule de Cristal); 36 drawings by Scanreigh + 36 haikus by HM


Selected Declarations of Dependence (Z Press, 1977 ; reprinted by Sun & Moon, 1996)

The Way Home : Collected Longer Prose (London, Atlas Press, 1988 ; reprinted 1998)


Immeasurable Distances : The Collected Essays (Lapis Press, 1991)

The Case of the Persevering Maltese : Collected Essays (Dalkey Archive Press, 2003)

Other Non-Fiction

Autobiography (Detroit, Gale : Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series, 1988 ; reprinted  in The Way Home, Atlas Press, 1998)

20 Lines a Day (journal ; Dalkey Archive Press, 1988)

The Orchard : A Remembrance of Georges Perec (Bamberger Books, 1988)

Giandomenico Tiepolo (essay, Editions Flohic, Paris, 1993)

Oulipo Compendium (encyclopedic survey of the Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle, edited in collaboration with Alastair Brotchie, London, Atlas Press, 1998)


Marie Chaix, The Laurels of Lake Constance  (Viking, 1976)

Georges Bataille, Blue of Noon (Urizen, 1978)

Raymond Roussel, The Dust of Sons (in Raymond Roussel — Selections from certain of his books (Atlas Anthology 7, London, Atlas Press, 1991)

Georges Perec, Ellis Island (The New Press, 1996)

Oulipian publications in periodicals and collective works

For publications in the Bibliothèque Oulipienne, see the French bibliography

Paris Review 56 (New York, 1973) translation (“Between Sleeping and Waking”) from Georges Perec’s Un homme qui dort

Yale French Studies 61 (New Haven, 1981), translation of Georges Perec’s “Still Life / Style Leaf”

Grand Street 3.1 (New York, 1983), “Space” and “Underground,” translations from Georges Perec’s Espèces d’espaces and La Vie mode d’emploi

Atlas Anthology 2 (London, 1984), “Rorschash, 3,” translation of chapter 27 of Georges Perec’s La Vie mode d’emploi

Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms (ed. David Lehman, NY, London 1987), poem accompanied by account of its genesis

Paris Review 112, Winter 1989 (New York), translations of « Trois Epithalames » of Georges Perec

Pearl No.12 1991 (Copenhagen, 1991), « A Seesaw Simile — for Emmett Williams on his birthday » (a « beautiful in-law”)

Paris Review 123 (New York, 1992),  "sestina with interview », translation of Oskar Pastior’s « sestina mit interview »

Review of Contemporary Fiction : Raymond Queneau, Carole Maso (Normal, IL, 1997), “Charity begins at home,” essay on Queneau’s Loin du Rueil

Kew Rhone, editors : John Greaves, Peter Blegvad, Lisa Herman, CD-ROM (VoiceprintLes Corsaires, Virgin Music Publishing Co., 1997); a set of perverbs by HM

Paris Review, No 147 (New York, 1998), “Oulipo Sampler,” excerpts from Oulipo Compendium, edited by HM & including his “Elementary Morality” (translation from Queneau), “Larding,” “Lipogram”, “Measures,” “N + 7”

The Oulipo, Winter Journeys (Atlas Press, London, 2001), story sequence by Georges Perec, Jacques Roubaud, Hervé Le Tellier, Jacques Jouet, Ian Monk, Jacques Bens, Michelle Grangaud, François Caradec, Reine Haugure (=Jacques Roubaud), Harry Mathews ; HM, “Le Voyage des verres/A Journey Amidst Glasses”

Paris Review 123, Summer 1992, translation of Oskar Pastior’s « sestina mit interview »

To vol.1, No.2, Spring 1993 (Narbeth, PA),  translations of Oskar Pastior’s « An Altogether Remarkable Item », « progressive metabolism in a sestina »

New Observations # 99 : Oulipo - Oupeinpo, Jan-Feb 94 (New York), guest editors : Lynn Crawford & HM

Exact Change Yearbook, No. 1 (Boston, 1995), translations of 3 sestinas by Oskar Pastior ("Sestina with Interview", « Progressive Metabolism in a Sestina », « An Altogether Remarkable Item »)

Oulipo Laboratory (London : Atlas Press, 1995), « The Poet’s Eye » = Bibliothèque Oulipienne No. 70, « A l’oeil »

Frank : an international journal of contemporary writing & art, number 16-17 (Montreuil, France, 1998), “The Chronogram for 1998 : An Exclusive Evolutionary Vortex of World Excursions”

Petits Propos Culinaires 67 (2001 : Prospect Books, Totnes (Devon), “Memorial : A Record of Solid and Liquid Foods Absorbed in the Course of the Year 1991”

Conjunctions : Twentieth Anniversary Issue (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Bard College, 2001), “Clocking the World on Cue : The Chronogram for 2001”

Oskar Pastior, Many Glove Compartments Selected Poems (Providence, RI, Burning Deck, 2001), HM’s translations : “Abracadabra”; [“Irreversible ? Is Time – ”]; “Oulipo Derives from Oulipo : So”; “An Altogether Remarkable Item,” “Progressive Metabolism in a Sestina,” “Sestina with Interview” (the last three published previously)

Fence, vol.8 (New York, 2005), “Jeremy and Wiwar” (prose sestina)

Golden Handcuffs Review, 2005-2006, vol 1, no. 6 (Seattle : Golden Handcuffs), “A Day in Manhattan,” “Berenice,” “Waiting for Dusk” (prose sestinas)

Detroit, i. e. − Infrastructure, issue 1, Spring 2006 (Detroit), “Crème Brûlée” (prose sestina)