Habitations of the Word: Essays

Habitations of the Word: Essays

by William H. Gass
     
 

Author William H. Gass analyzes as though under a microscope the many and varied ways writers carpenter structures with words to house language forms. "Using Freudian concepts, he compares the art of writing to the art of becoming civilized: writing parallels the transformation of raw instinct into shared expression. . . . Gass writes with impassioned…  See more details below

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Author William H. Gass analyzes as though under a microscope the many and varied ways writers carpenter structures with words to house language forms. "Using Freudian concepts, he compares the art of writing to the art of becoming civilized: writing parallels the transformation of raw instinct into shared expression. . . . Gass writes with impassioned concern".--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. 288 pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671527266
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1985
Pages:
368

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