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Read more. 8 people found this helpful. Helpful/5(37). William H. Gass—essayist, novelist, literary critic—was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He is the author of seven works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Life Sentences, A Temple of Texts, and Tests of Time, and was a professor of philosophy at Washington University.

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Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do. Gass writes: Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional range. Kohler’s words seem especially resonant today, and their power is undiminished by the fact that their author exists only as a character in a Author: Alec Nevala-Lee.

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Gass was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He is the author of seven works of fiction, nine books of essays, and a book of conversations. Gass was a professor of philosophy at Washington University. For most of his life he lived in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, the architect Mary Gass.

William Gass died in "In Search of William Gass" Zachary Fine, author of the just-linked TLS review of “The Gass Reader,” has also written a personal on-the-road diary of his time researching the piece, published yesterday at The Paris Review’s blog.

(The essay includes a paragraph about Fine’s conversation with me, a discussion I enjoyed. A page Gass-ian celebration. This massive selection of writings by the late Gass (Eyes: Novellas and Stories,etc.), chosen by the author shortly before he died inis a fitting grand finale to an impressive and influential 50 selections in the book, the oldest fromare divided into four categories: Introduction, Fiction, Artists, and : William H.

Gass. The NYRB Classics imprint has reissued William Gass's raucous philosophical inquiry into the color blue. Reviewer Juan Vidal says it's more an experience to be had than a book to be read. BOOK EXCERPTS AND ESSAYS BY WILLIAM H. GASS: Prizes, Surprises and Consolation Prizes (May 5, ) In this depreciation of literary awards, Gass writes, "The Pulitzer Prize in fiction takes dead aim at mediocrity and almost never misses." East vs.

West in Lithuania: Rising Tempers at a Writers' Meeting (February 2, ). Book Review: 'Middle C,' By William H. Gass William H. Gass' fiction has been a secret handshake among brainy readers for years. Critics universally adored The Tunnel, his opus, even though.

William Frederick Kohler, the protagonist of William Gass' "The Tunnel," is a loathsome, despicable, misanthropic college professor ranting at his wife, his colleagues, his children and his mistresses.

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In Fiction and the Figures of Life, William H. Gass offers the fledgling writer—or any writer, period—numerous insights toward the construction of meaningful, emotionally resonant, and.

William Howard Gass (born J ) is an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, critic, and former philosophy professor.

He has written three novels, three collections of short stories, a collection of novellas, and seven volumes of essays, three of which have won National Book Critics Circle Award prizes and one of which, A Temple of Texts (), won the Nationality: American.

On Being Blue. A Philosophical Inquiry by William Gass. David R. Godine,91 pp. $ On Being Blue is a remarkable piece of rumination: it toes, wades, pulls its skirt up and immerses itself in the word 'blue.' Blue noses, blue laws, blue devils, blueblood; Gass begins by Author: Margaret P.

Battin. Free download or read online In the Heart of the Heart of the Country and Other Stories pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by William H. Gass. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this short stories, fiction story are.4/5. After 30 years of labor, Gass (Habitations of the Word,etc.) has brought forth a big, big book that sets off, with linguistic and intellectual bravura, to explore the dark corners of history and the psyche.

But it never quite reaches its destination. William Kohler, a noted historian, has recently completed his ``Great Work''—The Guilt and Innocence of Hitler's : William H. Gass. Philosophy and the Future of Fiction. Authors.

William Gass. Abstract. In its historical development since the eighteenth century, the novel has borrowed freely from other prose forms and from various genres such as painting, music, and poetry.

Recent developments in philosophy have greatly influenced the struc:ture of the modern by: 2. William Gass, a leading experimental writer of the s and '70s who went on to become an award-winning essayist and translator and an influence on many younger writers, has died at his home in St.

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At the moment i'm reading for my thesis, which focuses on. A distinguished professor in his fifties, William Kohler has just completed a book about the Third Reich, except for the Introduction.

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Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. With this new collection, “The William H. Gass Reader,” Knopf celebrates Gass’ creative output in a meaty book of more than pages of short stories, excerpts from novels, and critical and.

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Louis and taught at Washington University for much of his career. Book Blog William Gass, translations are focus of. In the book’s first essay, “Retrospection,” Gass admits “that D. Lawrence was a fascist chowderhead, [T.

S.] Eliot an anti-Semitic snob, [William Butler] Yeats fatuous, [William] Blake mad, [Robert] Frost a pious fake, [Rainer Maria] Rilke—yes, even he—wrong more often than not,” but in “Fifty Literary Pillars” he names Author: William H.

Gass. Last week, one of my favorite authors, William H. Gass, died at ninety-three. He was an elder statesman of postwar American fiction. His novels include the lauded Omensetter’s Luck, The Tunnel, and Middle C, and he also wrote a number of insightful essays on the craft of writing.

His prose is difficult, brooding, and deeply lyrical, and his stories are told almost exclusively. The following interview is the result of a long, informal conversation recorded during one drizzly day while strolling from Ninth Street to a gallery on Washington Square East—where an exhibition of monotypes by Marlena Dieppe, based on William Gass’s book On Being Blue, was opening that evening—and then finally arriving, thoroughly damp, at the Grand Ticino restaurant on.

William Gass was appointed to a distinguished professorship at Washington University, St. Louis, on 1 Junethe day this interview was conducted.

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Gass, maybe almost to a fault, is able to use simile and metaphor in this extraordinary way that it becomes, over the course of a novel, too dense and can be a little bit unnerving to unravel all of those.

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