Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife

Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife

by William H. Gass

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Overview

In this paean to the pleasures of language, Gass equates his text with the body of Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, to advance the conceit that a parallel should exist between a woman and her lover and a book and its reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564782120
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 04/28/2014
Series: American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,313,045
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William Gaddis (1922-98) stands among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. The winner of two National Book Awards (for "J R" [1976] and "A Frolic of His Own" [1995]), he wrote five novels during his lifetime, including "Carpenter's Gothic "(1985), "Agap? Agape" (published posthumously in 2002), and his early masterpiece "The Recognitions" (1955). He is loved and admired for his stylistic innovations, his unforgettable characters, his pervasive humor, and the breadth of his intellect and vision.

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