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William H. Gass (1924–2017)

Autor(a) de The Tunnel

44+ Works 5,832 Membros 64 Críticas 30 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por William H. Gass

The Tunnel (1995) — Autor — 903 exemplares
Omensetter's Luck (1966) — Autor — 712 exemplares
On being blue: a philosophical inquiry (1976) — Autor — 613 exemplares
Middle C (2013) 332 exemplares
Finding a Form: Essays (1996) — Autor — 306 exemplares
Fiction and the Figures of Life (1970) — Autor — 299 exemplares
The World Within the Word: Essays (1978) — Autor — 267 exemplares
A Temple of Texts (2006) 249 exemplares
Cartesian Sonata: And Other Novellas (1998) — Autor — 229 exemplares
Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife (1968) — Autor — 168 exemplares
Habitations of the Word: Essays (1984) — Autor — 164 exemplares
Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (2012) — Autor — 148 exemplares
Tests of Time (2002) 138 exemplares
Eyes: Novellas and Stories (1705) — Autor — 89 exemplares
The William H. Gass Reader (2018) 71 exemplares
Literary St. Louis: A Guide (2000) — Editor — 22 exemplares
New American Review # 1 (1967) 20 exemplares
Bed And Breakfast 1 exemplar
Ulkenin Kalbinin Kalbinde (2015) 1 exemplar
Pedersens Kind (1992) 1 exemplar
Learning to Talk 1 exemplar

Associated Works

At Swim-Two-Birds (1939) — Introdução, algumas edições3,254 exemplares
The Recognitions (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições2,192 exemplares
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) — Introdução, algumas edições2,079 exemplares
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 772 exemplares
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuidor — 368 exemplares
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
Auguste Rodin (1903) — Introdução, algumas edições239 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 211 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
The Franchiser (1976) — Prefácio, algumas edições163 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
Masquerade and Other Stories (1990) — Introdução, algumas edições145 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West 1950 to the Present (2000) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1986 (1986) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Novel Voices (2003) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Granta 1: New American Writing (1979) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Superfiction, or The American Story Transformed: An Anthology (1975) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1968) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
In the Wake of the Wake (1977) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
New American Review #6 (1969) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The New Salmagundi Reader (1996) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
J&L Illustrated No. 3 (2012) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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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 | 10 outras críticas | 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."… (mais)
 
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zadkine | 8 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
 
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colligan | 5 outras críticas | Apr 18, 2023 |
This is a collection of essays on the reading life by one of the great readers, critic, and commentator on culture. The variety and breadth of his writing is evident on every page.
 
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jwhenderson | 1 outra crítica | Mar 30, 2023 |

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ISBN
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