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William H. Gass (1924–2017)

Autor/a de The Tunnel

44+ obres 5,861 Membres 65 Ressenyes 30 preferits

Sobre l'autor

William Howard Gass was born in Fargo, North Dakota on July 30, 1924. During World War II, he served as an ensign in the Navy. He received an A.B. in philosophy from Kenyon College in 1947 and a PhD in philosophy from Cornell University in 1954. He taught at several universities including The mostra'n més College of Wooster, Purdue University, and Washington University in St. Louis. He wrote novels, collections of short stories and novellas, and collections of criticism. His novels included Omensetter's Luck, Middle C, and The Tunnel, which received the American Book Award. His other works of fiction included In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, Willie Master's Lonesome Wife, Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas, and Eyes: Novellas and Stories. His collections of criticism included Tests of Time; A Temple of Texts, which won the 2007 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism; and Habitations of the Word and Finding a Form, which both won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. His essay collections included Fiction and the Figures of Life, The World Within the Word, and Reading Rilke. He died from congestive heart failure on December 6, 2017 at the age of 93. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de William H. Gass

The Tunnel (1995) — Autor — 908 exemplars
Omensetter's Luck (1966) — Autor — 714 exemplars
On being blue: a philosophical inquiry (1976) — Autor — 618 exemplars
Middle C (2013) 333 exemplars
Finding a Form: Essays (1996) — Autor — 306 exemplars
Fiction and the Figures of Life (1970) — Autor — 299 exemplars
The World Within the Word: Essays (1978) — Autor — 268 exemplars
A Temple of Texts (2006) 249 exemplars
Cartesian Sonata: And Other Novellas (1998) — Autor — 230 exemplars
Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife (1968) — Autor — 168 exemplars
Habitations of the Word: Essays (1984) — Autor — 163 exemplars
Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (2012) — Autor — 148 exemplars
Tests of Time (2002) 138 exemplars
Eyes: Novellas and Stories (1705) — Autor — 90 exemplars
The William H. Gass Reader (2018) 73 exemplars
Literary St. Louis: A Guide (2000) — Editor — 22 exemplars
New American Review # 1 (1967) 20 exemplars
Conversations with William H. Gass (Literary Conversations Series) (1980) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Bed And Breakfast 1 exemplars
Ulkenin Kalbinin Kalbinde (2015) 1 exemplars
Pedersens Kind (1992) 1 exemplars
Learning to Talk 1 exemplars

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At Swim-Two-Birds (1939) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,273 exemplars
The Recognitions (1955) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,213 exemplars
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,103 exemplars
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 775 exemplars
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Col·laborador — 369 exemplars
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 279 exemplars
August Rodin (1903) — Introducció, algunes edicions240 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Col·laborador — 191 exemplars
The Franchiser (1976) — Pròleg, algunes edicions164 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
Masquerade and Other Stories (1990) — Introducció, algunes edicions145 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars
Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West 1950 to the Present (2000) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1986 (1986) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Novel Voices (2003) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Granta 1: New American Writing (1979) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
Superfiction, or The American Story Transformed: An Anthology (1975) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
The Writer's Brush: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Writers (2006) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1968) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
In the Wake of the Wake (1977) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
New American Review #6 (1969) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The New Salmagundi Reader (1996) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
J&L Illustrated No. 3 (2012) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars

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A collection of critical essays authored by the unwavering William Gass. The essays examine the writers and publications that influenced his growth. This reading list would serve as a solid starting point for anyone who enjoys reading.
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jwhenderson | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Apr 17, 2024 |
Abandoned at page 99. Give me [b:Ducks, Newburyport|43412920|Ducks, Newburyport|Lucy Ellmann|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1546225252l/43412920._SX50_.jpg|67454703] any day. Give me the stream of consciousness of an ordinary Ohio woman over the stream of consciousness of a morally deficient professor inordinately focused on genitalia any day. It's pretty boring.
 
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lelandleslie | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |
"ON BEING BLUE has been composed by Michael & Winifred Bixler. The typeface is Monotype Dante, designed by the archtypographer Giovanni Mardersteig, cut in its original version by the skilled punchcutter Charles Malin and first used in 1954. The mechanical recutting by the Monotype Corporation of this strong and elegant Renaissance design preserves the liveliness, personality, and dignity of the original. The third printing has been printed offset by Mercantile Printing Company on Warren's Olde Style and has been bound by New Hampshire Bindery."… (més)
 
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zadkine | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Aug 27, 2023 |
William H. Gass was an incredibly talented writer. And, "Middle C" presents ample evidence of his skill. His prose is smart and his style is as good as it gets. My beef with "Middle C" has nothing to do with these obvious skills. My disappointment is with the novel's concept. What is the book actually about? One reviewer described it as a portrait of mediocrity. Really? Did we need that? I guess we're presented with a masterful (albeit lengthy) paean to mediocrity! Wonderful!

I think there are a small group of authors who have incredible talent but are at a loss as to what to do with it. Enormous talent unmatched by equivalent inspiration. But thats my uninspired and likely equally untalented opinion.… (més)
 
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colligan | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Apr 18, 2023 |

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