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Product Description: The point where an underground spring suddenly bursts to the surface is known as an eye. It is a place of mystery, where dry ground becomes soaked with life-giving water, and nature gives us a glimpse of all that happens out of the realm of human vision...read more

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9781101873335 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, September 20, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The point where an underground spring suddenly bursts to the surface is known as an eye.

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Product Description: After nearly a lifetime of reading Rilke in English translation, William H. Gass undertook the task of translating Rilke's writing himself, in order to see if he could, in that way, get closer to the work he so deeply admired. Gass examines the genesis of the ideas that inform the Elegies and discusses previous translations, while writing, in his inimitable style, about Rilke the man: his character, his relationships, his life...read more

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9781564789129 | Reprint edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, October 30, 2015), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: After nearly a lifetime of reading Rilke in English translation, William H.

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9781101874721 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 13, 2015, cover price $26.00

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Product Description: A dazzling new collection of essays--on reading, writing, form, and thought--from one of America's master writers. Beginning with personal, both past and present, it emphasizes William H. Gass's lifelong attachment to books and then moves on to ponder the work of some of his favorite writers (among them Kafka, Nietzsche, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Proust)...read more

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9780307595843 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 17, 2012, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: A dazzling new collection of essays—on reading, writing, form, and thought—from one of America’s master writers.

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9781564789174 | Reprint edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, January 20, 2015), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A dazzling new collection of essays--on reading, writing, form, and thought--from one of America's master writers.

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Product Description: First published in 1968, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country established William Gass as one of America’s finest and boldest writers of fiction, and nearly fifty years later, the book still stands as a landmark of contemporary fiction...read more
By William H. Gass and Joanna Scott (introduced by)

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9781590177648 | New York Review of Books, November 4, 2014, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: First published in 1968, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country established William Gass as one of America’s finest and boldest writers of fiction, and nearly fifty years later, the book still stands as a landmark of contemporary fiction.

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Product Description: In a series of brilliant variations, William Gass presents a man’s life—futile, comic, anarchic—arranged in an array of vocabularies, altered rhythms, forms, and tones, with music as both theme and structure.It begins in Graz, Austria, in 1938, when Joseph Skizzen’s father pretends to be Jewish and emigrates to avoid the Nazis...read more

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9781410459589 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, July 24, 2013), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: A literary event—the long-awaited novel, almost two decades in work, by the acclaimed author of The Tunnel (“The most beautiful, most complex, most disturbing novel to be published in my lifetime.
9780307701633 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 12, 2013, cover price $28.95

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9780804168786 | Vintage Books, December 3, 2013, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In a series of brilliant variations, William Gass presents a man’s life—futile, comic, anarchic—arranged in an array of vocabularies, altered rhythms, forms, and tones, with music as both theme and structure.

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Product Description: The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the "ur-text of postwar fiction" and the "first great cultural critique, which, even if Heller and Pynchon hadn't read it while composing Catch-22 and V, managed to anticipate the spirit of both" The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake...read more
By William H. Gass (introduced by)

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9781564786913 | Reprint edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, February 7, 2012), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the "ur-text of postwar fiction" and the "first great cultural critique, which, even if Heller and Pynchon hadn't read it while composing Catch-22 and V, managed to anticipate the spirit of both" The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake.

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Product Description: "No one is better than William H. Gass at communicating the sublime and rapturous excitement of reading." Washington Post

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9781564785299 | Dalkey Archive Pr, August 25, 2009, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "No one is better than William H.

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Product Description: "The itch to make dark marks on paper is shared by many writers and artists," begins John Updike in his essay in The Writer's Brush, and this stunning collection will amaze lovers of the literary and fine arts alike. Author Donald Friedman has gathered 400 paintings, drawings, and scultpure--many from private collections, never before published--by more than 200 of the world's most famous writers, including 13 Nobel laureates...read more
By Donald Friedman, William H. Gass (contributor) and John Updike (contributor)

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9780922811762 | Mid List Pr, September 11, 2007, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: "The itch to make dark marks on paper is shared by many writers and artists," begins John Updike in his essay in The Writer's Brush, and this stunning collection will amaze lovers of the literary and fine arts alike.

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Product Description: Thirty years in the making, William Gass's second novel first appeared on the literary scene in 1995, at which time it was promptly hailed as an indisputable masterpiece. The story of a middle aged professor who, upon completion of his massive historical study, "Guilt and Innocence in Hitler's Germany," finds himself writing a novel about his own life instead of the introduction to his magnum opus...read more

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9781564784483 | Cdr una edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, June 1, 2006), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Thirty years in the making, William Gass's second novel first appeared on the literary scene in 1995, at which time it was promptly hailed as an indisputable masterpiece.

Product Description: This study of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) examines the poet's understanding of the malleable nature of identity, while addressing the question of Rilke's place in literary history. In line with contemporary literary theory which views the - self as a societal - construction and strategic narrative device, this study explores Rilke's preoccupations with identity in his work, as he investigates the disintegration of the subjective self in the modern world...read more

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9780820472140 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, February 9, 2005, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: This study of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) examines the poet's understanding of the malleable nature of identity, while addressing the question of Rilke's place in literary history.
9783039102877 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, February 9, 2005, cover price $71.95 | About this edition: This study of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) examines the poet’s understanding of the malleable nature of identity, while addressing the question of Rilke’s place in literary history.

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