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The William H. Gass reader, [William H. Gass]

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The William H. Gass reader
Title
The William H. Gass reader
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[William H. Gass]
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Language
eng
Summary
"A literary delight--a reading feast; a Gassian celebration--the best of the best (in more than fifty selections) from an American master of prose, chosen by Gass himself from his essays, criticism, commentary, short stories, and novels. It begins with his essays, in which Gass looks back at varying points in his writing life at those writers (from Plato, Hobbes and James, to Joyce, Beckett, Stein, and Gaddis) whose work he found inspiring ... and at those whose work he explores and embraces (Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy; Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End; Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain; Stendhal's The Red and the Black). He writes (from A Temple of Texts) on the nature and value of writing ("The true alchemists do not change lead into gold," he writes in "Fifty Literary Pillars," "they change the world into words"). Here is a rich experience of Gass' short fiction: from Eyes, his masterfully crafted novella, "In Camera," about collecting, hording; about suspicions run amok ... from Cartesian Sonata ... and In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, 1968, a mythical reimagining of America's heartland. And from his nimble, daredevil novels: Middle C, 2013, the chronicle of an Austrian-born man who, as a child with his mother, relocates to America's Midwest (Woodbine, Ohio), grows up a low-skilled amateur piano player to become a music professor at a small Bible college; his only hobby a fantasy life as the curator of his Inhumanity Museum ... and from The Tunnel ("The most beautiful, most complex, most disturbing novel to be published in my lifetime"--Michael Silverblatt, The Los Angeles Times). And much more"--
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1924-2017
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Gass, William H.
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A845
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1924-2017
  • 1924-2017
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  • Gass, William H.
  • Gass, William H.
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  • Literature
  • Books and reading
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  • Authorship
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
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The William H. Gass reader, [William H. Gass]
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Note
  • Collects selections from ten books of essays and criticism, three books of short stories, novellas, and novels
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the heart of the heart of the country.
  • The Pederson kid
  • Order of insects
  • In the heart of the heart of the country
  • The tunnel.
  • The first winter of my married life
  • An invocation to the muse
  • In my youth
  • A fugue
  • August bees
  • Introduction.
  • The Sunday drive
  • Cartesian sonata.
  • Emma enters a sentence of Elizabeth Bishop's
  • Middle C.
  • The piano lesson
  • Garden
  • The Apocalypse Museum
  • Eyes.
  • In camera
  • La vie trèshorrificque : Rabelais revisited
  • Retrospection
  • Robert Walser, an introduction
  • Half a man, half a metaphor : the unknown Kafka
  • Paul Valéry
  • A forest of bamboo : the trouble with Nietzsche
  • The high brutality of good intentions
  • Henry James's curriculum vitae
  • Gertrude Stein and the geography of the sentence
  • Go forth and falsify : Katherine Anne Porter and the lies of art
  • Three photos of Colette
  • Malcolm Lowry
  • Fifty literary pillars
  • Rilke's Rodin
  • Ezra Pound
  • Imaginary Borges and his books
  • Invisible cities
  • On evil : the ragged core of a sweet apple
  • Kinds of killing : the flourishing evil of the Third Reich
  • Philosophy and the form of fiction
  • The concept of character in fiction
  • The medium of fiction
  • The baby or the Botticelli
  • On reading to oneself
  • Simplicities
  • The music of prose
  • I've got a little list
  • The test of time
  • "And"
  • The book as a container of consciousness
  • The architecture of a sentence
  • Carrots, noses, snow, roses, roses
  • The soul inside the sentence
  • The habitations of the word
  • Even if, by all the oxen in the world
  • The death of the author
  • The doomed in their sinking
  • Omensetter's luck.
  • The love and sorrow of Henry Pimber
Control code
ocn991535955
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 910 pages
Isbn
9781101874745
Lccn
2017027717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101874745
  • (OCoLC)991535955
Label
The William H. Gass reader, [William H. Gass]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Collects selections from ten books of essays and criticism, three books of short stories, novellas, and novels
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the heart of the heart of the country.
  • The Pederson kid
  • Order of insects
  • In the heart of the heart of the country
  • The tunnel.
  • The first winter of my married life
  • An invocation to the muse
  • In my youth
  • A fugue
  • August bees
  • Introduction.
  • The Sunday drive
  • Cartesian sonata.
  • Emma enters a sentence of Elizabeth Bishop's
  • Middle C.
  • The piano lesson
  • Garden
  • The Apocalypse Museum
  • Eyes.
  • In camera
  • La vie trèshorrificque : Rabelais revisited
  • Retrospection
  • Robert Walser, an introduction
  • Half a man, half a metaphor : the unknown Kafka
  • Paul Valéry
  • A forest of bamboo : the trouble with Nietzsche
  • The high brutality of good intentions
  • Henry James's curriculum vitae
  • Gertrude Stein and the geography of the sentence
  • Go forth and falsify : Katherine Anne Porter and the lies of art
  • Three photos of Colette
  • Malcolm Lowry
  • Fifty literary pillars
  • Rilke's Rodin
  • Ezra Pound
  • Imaginary Borges and his books
  • Invisible cities
  • On evil : the ragged core of a sweet apple
  • Kinds of killing : the flourishing evil of the Third Reich
  • Philosophy and the form of fiction
  • The concept of character in fiction
  • The medium of fiction
  • The baby or the Botticelli
  • On reading to oneself
  • Simplicities
  • The music of prose
  • I've got a little list
  • The test of time
  • "And"
  • The book as a container of consciousness
  • The architecture of a sentence
  • Carrots, noses, snow, roses, roses
  • The soul inside the sentence
  • The habitations of the word
  • Even if, by all the oxen in the world
  • The death of the author
  • The doomed in their sinking
  • Omensetter's luck.
  • The love and sorrow of Henry Pimber
Control code
ocn991535955
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 910 pages
Isbn
9781101874745
Lccn
2017027717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101874745
  • (OCoLC)991535955

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