The World within the World
Essays New edition
By (author) William H. Gass
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World within the World by William H. Gass
Book DescriptionWilliam H. Gass, one of america's most brilliant and eclectic minds, examines literature, culture, writers, and the nature and uses of language and the written word.. In this sequel to Fiction & the Figures of Life, one of America's most brilliant and eclectic minds examines literature, culture, writers (their lives and works), and the nature and uses of language and the written word. Included are discussions of Valry, Henry Miller, Sartre, Freud, Faulkner, suicide, "art and order," and the transformation of language into poetry and fiction. The vividness and clarity of Gass's writing, the unabashed love and inimitable use of language-his startling metaphors, the sinuousness of his philosophy, the originality of his vision-make each essay a searching revelation of its subject, as well as an example of Gass's own singular artistry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465026258
(204mm x 135mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William H. Gass
Reading Rilke, Paperback (December 2015)
Includes poems translated from the German.
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, Paperback (December 2014)
The two novellas and three short stories it contains are all set in the Midwest, and together they offer a mythical reimagining of America's heartland, with its punishing extremes of heat and cold, its endless spaces and claustrophobic households, its hidden and baffled desires, its lurking threat of violence.
World Within the Word, Paperback (July 2014)
Reprint of the 1st ed. Published in 1971.
Tests of Time, Paperback (July 2014)» View all books by William H. Gass
In "Tests of Time" (2003), Gass shares his thoughts about writing, reading, culture, history, politics, and public opinion, including essays on classic writers and contemporaries, literary "lists" and their use, the extent and cost of political influences on writers, and the First Amendment. First published by University of Chicago Press.
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Author Biography - William H. Gass
William Gass is the author of five books of fiction and five books of essays. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
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