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The World Within the Word
     

The World Within the Word

by William H. Gass
 

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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.

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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.

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"Mr. Gass is an ironist of the highest caliber.... he is an improbable éminence grise of American letters, festooned with accolades; if there is any justice in the world he will one day get his Nobel prize.... As an essayist, his prose is gorgeously musical, ticking along smoothly as if measured out by metronome. He composes miniature fugues and conducts cadenzas while meandering around his subjects..." -- Vladislav Davidzon, The New York Observer

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"The finest prose stylist in America" -- Steven Moore, Washington Post

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The New York Observer - Vladislav Davidzon

Mr. Gass is an ironist of the highest caliber.... he is an improbable éminence grise of American letters, festooned with accolades; if there is any justice in the world he will one day get his Nobel prize.... As an essayist, his prose is gorgeously musical, ticking along smoothly as if measured out by metronome. He composes miniature fugues and conducts cadenzas while meandering around his subjects...

Washington Post - Steven Moore

The finest prose stylist in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465026258
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

William H. Gassis the author of four novels -- Omensetter's Luck, Willie Masters' Lonely Wife, The Tunnel, and Middle C -- as well as two volumes of short stories and eight collections of essays. Gass was a professor of philosophy at Washington University from 1966--2000, and Director of the International Writers Center from 1990 until 2000. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the Pen-Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, and National Book Critics Circle Awards for Criticism in 1985, 1996, and 2003, among others.

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