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Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas (American Literature)

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From the award-winning author of The Tunnel and A Temple of Texts, come four interrelated novellas that explore good and evil, action and thought, redemption and possession. The reader will encounter here a traveling saleseman who gets lost in the kitschy clutter of a small town in Illinois, a young woman in rural Iowa who loses touch with the outside world and turns to the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop as anchor, and the coming-of-age story of a develish young man named Luther (who might as well be called Lucifer). These stories are filled with the familiar style, brilliance, philosophy, and wit that fans of William Gass have come to expect and cherish.

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What a delightful book! An enjoyable read from beginning to end.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781564785022
Author:
Gass, William H.
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Author:
Gass, William H.
Subject:
Didactic fiction, American
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Dalkey Archive
Series:
American Literature
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
8.30x5.70x.90 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the award-winning author of The Tunnel and A Temple of Texts, come four interrelated novellas that explore good and evil, action and thought, redemption and possession. The reader will encounter here a traveling saleseman who gets lost in the kitschy clutter of a small town in Illinois, a young woman in rural Iowa who loses touch with the outside world and turns to the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop as anchor, and the coming-of-age story of a develish young man named Luther (who might as well be called Lucifer). These stories are filled with the familiar style, brilliance, philosophy, and wit that fans of William Gass have come to expect and cherish.
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