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Fiction and the Figures of Life based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Gass is one of the brightest literary minds in America over the last 30 years. His essays are witty and thought provoking. The language within these essays sparkles--these essays on literature are literature in their own right. This collection, from 1978, contains essays on Borges, Lowry's "Under the Volcano", and on subjects that are timeless as those: what is art, are artists unique and does their perspective contribute meaningfully to our lives, etc. The book is worth owning if only for The Artist and Society and the pieces mentioned on Borges and Lowry. I must have given away ten copies of this book and am planning on gifting two more. This is an excellent text for creative writing instructors and students.