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The Resource The William H. Gass reader

The William H. Gass reader

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The William H. Gass reader
Title
The William H. Gass reader
Creator
Contributor
Author
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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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A845
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The William H. Gass reader
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Retrospection -- Fifty literary pillars -- On reading to oneself -- Even if, by all the oxen in the world -- The doomed in their sinking -- Omensetter's luck --Love and sorrow of Henry Pimber -- In the heart of the heart of the country -- That Pederson kid -- Order of insects -- Tunnel -- Middle C
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781101874745
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2017027717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0021525861
Label
The William H. Gass reader
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Retrospection -- Fifty literary pillars -- On reading to oneself -- Even if, by all the oxen in the world -- The doomed in their sinking -- Omensetter's luck --Love and sorrow of Henry Pimber -- In the heart of the heart of the country -- That Pederson kid -- Order of insects -- Tunnel -- Middle C
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781101874745
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2017027717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0021525861

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