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Thirty years in the making, William H. Gass's second novel first appeared on the literary scene in 1995, at which time it was promptly hailed as an indisputable masterpiece. It is the story of a middle-aged professor who, upon completion of his massive historical study, Guilt and Innocence in Hitler's Germany, sets out to write an introduction. Unable to do so, he finds himself writing about his own life instead, an intensely personal — even private — book that runs counter to the rigidity of his historical work. Isolated, he begins digging a tunnel out of the basement where he writes.

In this unabridged audio version of The Tunnel, William H. Gass, himself, reads his universally acclaimed novel in its entirety. Formatted as an mp3, the reading fits on three CDs. It includes outtakes, artwork by the author, and twelve Philippics (descriptions of the novel's intention). The Tunnel, already renowned for its singular tone, is given a powerful new voice in this reading. Gass — essayist, novelist, literary critic — was born in Fargo, North Dakota. One of contemporary literature's most important writers, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants. He lives in St. Louis, where this reading was recorded.

Review:

"The most beautiful, most complex, most disturbing novel to be published in my lifetime." Michael Silverblatt, Los Angeles Times

Review:

"The Tunnel is maddening, enthralling, appalling, coarse, romantic, sprawling, bawling." Robert Kelly, New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Gass's most ambitious literary work to date...without a doubt a literary event." Booklist

Synopsis:

"Gass has produced a book that burrows inside us then wails like a beast, a book that mainlines a century's terror direct to the brain."--

Synopsis:

Thirty years in the making, William Gass's second novel first appeared on the literary scene in 1995, at which time it was promptly hailed as an indisputable masterpiece. The story of a middle aged professor who, upon completion of his massive historical study, , finds himself writing a novel about his own life instead of the introduction to his magnum opus. meditates on history, hatred, unhappiness, and, above all, language.

About the Author

William H. Gass--essayist, novelist, literary critic--was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He has been the recipient of the first PEN/Nabokov Award, the PEN/Spielvogel-Diamondstein Award for the Art of the Essay, three National Book Critic Circle Awards for Criticism, a Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, the Award for Fiction and the Medal of Merit for Fiction from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations. He lives in St. Louis.William H. Gass--essayist, novelist, literary critic--was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He has been the recipient of the first PEN/Nabokov Award, the PEN/Spielvogel-Diamondstein Award for the Art of the Essay, three National Book Critic Circle Awards for Criticism, a Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, the Award for Fiction and the Medal of Merit for Fiction from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations. He lives in St. Louis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564784483
Author:
Gass, William H.
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Read by:
Gass, William H.
Read:
Gass, William H.
Author:
Gass, William H.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
College teachers
Subject:
Historians
Subject:
Middle west
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audiobook
Abridged:
Y
Series:
American Literature Series
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
5.42x6.56x.73 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details 672 pages Dalkey Archive Press - English 9781564784483 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The most beautiful, most complex, most disturbing novel to be published in my lifetime."
"Review" by , "The Tunnel is maddening, enthralling, appalling, coarse, romantic, sprawling, bawling."
"Review" by , "Gass's most ambitious literary work to date...without a doubt a literary event."
"Synopsis" by , "Gass has produced a book that burrows inside us then wails like a beast, a book that mainlines a century's terror direct to the brain."--
"Synopsis" by , Thirty years in the making, William Gass's second novel first appeared on the literary scene in 1995, at which time it was promptly hailed as an indisputable masterpiece. The story of a middle aged professor who, upon completion of his massive historical study, , finds himself writing a novel about his own life instead of the introduction to his magnum opus. meditates on history, hatred, unhappiness, and, above all, language.
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