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In this sequel to Fiction and 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 Valéry, 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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William 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.

About the Author

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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ISBN:
9780465026258
Author:
Gass, William H.
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Gass, William H.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Literature, Modern
Subject:
Style, literary
Subject:
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 5.3 oz

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