William H. Gass
Adult Nonfiction PS3557.A845 L54 2011
Summary: A dazzling new collection of essays--on reading, writing, form, and thought--from one of America's master writers. It begins with the personal, both past and present, emphasizing Gass's lifelong attachment to books, and moves on to the more analytical as he ponders the work of some of his favorite writers, their themes, and their lives (among them Kafka, Nietzsche, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Proust), and a few topics equally burning but less loved (Knut Hamsun; the Holocaust). He then focuses on form and metaphor, and finally, ponders more theoretical matters connected with literature, specifically one of its genetic parts--the sentence.
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