The World within the Word

The World within the Word

by William H. Gass


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628970395
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 07/06/2014
Series: American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Pages: 341
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(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.

Table of Contents

The Doomed in Their Sinking 3

Malcolm Lowry 16

Wisconsin Death Trip 39

Mr. Blotner, Mr. Feaster, and Mr. Faulkner 45

Gertrude Stein and the Geography of the Sentence 63

Three Photos of Colette 124

Proust at 100 147

Paul Valery 158

Sartre on Theater 177

Upright Among Staring Fish 203

The Anatomy of Mind 208

Food and Beast Language 253

Groping for Trouts 262

Carrots. Noses, Snow, Rose. Roses 280

The Ontology of the Sentence, or How to Make a World of Words 308

Notes and Acknowledgments 339

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