The House of Breath

The House of Breath

by William Goyen

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The House of Breath by William Goyen

Readers can now rediscover one of William Goyen's most important works in this restoration of the original text. The House of Breath eschews traditional conventions of plot and character presentation. The book is written as an ethereal address to the people and places the narrator remembers from his childhood in a small Texas town. More than a story, it is a meditation on the nature of identity, origins, and memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892551095
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication date: 08/01/1986
Edition description: 1st Persea ed
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

William Goyen was born in Trinity, Texas, served in World War II, and lived much of his life in Taos, New Mexico. He wrote numerous short stories, novels, poems, and plays.

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