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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.

Hardcover:

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: Reprint of the 1st ed. Published in 1971.

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9781628970395 | Reprint edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, July 6, 2014), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Reprint of the 1st ed.
9780879232986 | Reissue edition (David R Godine Pub, September 1, 1984), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: A notable novelist and critic considers the works, lives, preoccupations, and achievements of Valery, Freud, Stein, Sartre, Henry Miller, Joyce, Rilke, Proust, Nabokov, Faulkner, Colette, and other modern writers

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Product Description: On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do. Gass writes: Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional range...read more
By Michael Gorra (introduced by)

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9781590177181 | Reprint edition (New York Review of Books, March 11, 2014), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else.

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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: Conversations with William H. Gass captures the imagination and philosophical acumen of one of America's most important aestheticians, critical theorists, fiction writers, and essayists.From his first major novel, Omensetter's Luck (1966), to his numerous collections of essays and philosophical inquiries, to his controversial novel The Tunnel (1995), Gass (b...read more
By Theodore G. Ammon (editor)

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9781578065462 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, July 1, 2003, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Biography -- Literary Criticism--> Conversations with William H.

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9781617037016 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, December 12, 2012, cover price $30.00 | also contains Conversations With William H. Gass | About this edition: Conversations with William H.
9780314020253, titled "Louisiana Civil Code, 1993" | West Group, January 1, 1993, cover price $27.69 | also contains Conversations With William H. Gass, Louisiana Civil Code, 1993

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Product Description: From the award-winning author of The Tunnel and A Temple of Texts come four interrelated novellas that explore good and evil, action and thought, redemption and possession. The reader will encounter here a traveling salesman who gets lost in the kitschy clutter of a small town in Illinois, a young woman in rural Iowa who loses touch with the outside world and turns to the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop as anchor, and the coming-of-age story of a devilish young man named Luther (who might as well be called Lucifer)...read more

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9780375401688 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 1, 1998, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Four interconnected novellas explore the themes of mind, matter, God, and the conflict between good and evil

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9781564785022, titled "Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas" | Reprint edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, February 15, 2009), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: From the award-winning author of The Tunnel and A Temple of Texts come four interrelated novellas that explore good and evil, action and thought, redemption and possession.
9780465026203 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, January 27, 2000), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Four interconnected novellas explore the themes of mind, matter, God, and the conflict between good and evil.

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In a compilation of essays exploring the nature and value of writing, the noted literary critic, essayist, and novelist presents an annotated list of the fifty books that have most influenced his life and work, as well as his thoughts on such disparate authors as Rainer Maria Rilke, Gertrude Stein, Stanley Elkin, Gabriel García Márquez, William Gaddis, and others. 10,000 first printing.

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9780307262868 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 14, 2006), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In a compilation of essays exploring the nature and value of writing, the noted literary critic, essayist, and novelist presents an annotated list of the fifty books that have most influenced his life and work, as well as his thoughts on such disparate authors as Rainer Maria Rilke, Gertrude Stein, Stanley Elkin, Gabriel García Márquez, William Gaddis, and others.

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Product Description: An ambitious novelist made clear and accessible; William H. Gass writes in his essays about "the world within the word" and "the soul inside the sentence," yet readers often find it difficult to get far enough into Gass's words and sentences to find the world or soul they contain...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781570034725 | Univ of South Carolina Pr, July 1, 2002, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: An ambitious novelist made clear and accessible; William H.

The renowned author of Cartesian Sonata reflects on the nature of writing, reading, culture, history, politics, and public opinion in fourteen witty essays that address the nature of narrative and its philosophical implications, the cost of political influence on writers, and the work of Gustave Flaubert, among other topics. 12,500 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780375412578 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 1, 2002), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The author reflects on the nature of writing, reading, culture, history, politics, and public opinion in fourteen essays.

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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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9780395686287 | Ticknor & Fields, December 1, 1995, cover price $25.01 | About this edition: While writing the introduction to his magnum opus, a moral history of Hitler's Germany, a middle-aged historian finds himself writing instead a history of the historian himself and secretly digging a tunnel out of his own basement.
9780679437673 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, June 1, 1995, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: While writing the introduction to his magnum opus, a moral history of Hitler's Germany, a middle-aged historian finds himself writing instead a history of himself and secretly digging a tunnel out of his own basement

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9781564782137 | Dalkey Archive Pr, May 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | 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.
9780060976866 | Perennial, February 1, 1996, cover price $17.50 | About this edition: While writing the introduction to his magnum opus, a moral history of Hitler's Germany, a middle-aged historian finds himself writing instead a history of himself and secretly digging a tunnel out of his own basement.

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Product Description: In this paean to the pleasures of language, Gass equates his text with the body of Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, to advance the conceit that a parallel should exist between a woman and her lover and a book and its reader.

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9781564782120, titled "Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife" | Dalkey Archive Pr, March 1, 1999, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: In this paean to the pleasures of language, Gass equates his text with the body of Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, to advance the conceit that a parallel should exist between a woman and her lover and a book and its reader.
9780916583460, titled "Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife" | Dalkey Archive Pr, December 1, 1989, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: In this paean to the pleasures of language, Gass equates his text with the body of Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, to advance the conceit that a parallel should exist between a woman and her lover and a book and its reader.

By Steven G. Kellman (editor) and Irving Malin (editor)

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9780874136425 | Univ of Delaware Pr, December 1, 1998, cover price $35.00

Brings together the author's reflections on literature, philosophy and the theory of language in pieces that examine a diversity of ideas and writers, including Emerson, Joyce, Dickens, and Pound (view table of contents)

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9780671527266, titled "The Habitations of the Word: Essays" | Simon & Schuster, February 1, 1985, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Brings together the author's reflections on literature, philosophy and the theory of language in pieces that examine a diversity of ideas and writers, including Emerson, Joyce, Dickens, and Pound

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9780801484889 | Reprint edition (Cornell Univ Pr, November 1, 1997), cover price $15.50 | About this edition: Brings together the author's reflections on literature, philosophy and the theory of language in pieces that examine a diversity of ideas and writers, including Emerson, Joyce, Dickens, and Pound
9780671617691 | Simon & Schuster, January 1, 1986, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Brings together the author's reflections on literature, philosophy and the theory of language in pieces that examine a diversity of ideas and writers, including Emerson, Joyce, Dickens, and Pound

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Product Description: William Gass writes about literary language, about history, about the avant-garde, about minimalism's brief vogue, about the use of the present tense in fiction (Is it due to the lack of both a sense of history and a belief in the future?), about biography as a form, about exile - spiritual and geographical - and he examines the relationship of the writer's life to the writer's work...read more

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9780679446620 | 1st edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, August 1, 1996), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Essays share insights into the relationship of a writer's life and work, literary language, history, culture, biography as a form of literature, and other topics

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9780801484896 | Reprint edition (Cornell Univ Pr, November 1, 1997), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: William Gass writes about literary language, about history, about the avant-garde, about minimalism's brief vogue, about the use of the present tense in fiction (Is it due to the lack of both a sense of history and a belief in the future?

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Product Description: "The most important work of fiction by an American in this literary generation." -The New RepublicNow celebrating the 50th anniversary of its publication, Omensetter's Luck is the masterful first novel by the author of The Tunnel, Middle C, On Being Blue, and Eyes: Novellas and Stories...read more

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9780141180106 | Reprint edition (Penguin Classics, April 1, 1997), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: "The most important work of fiction by an American in this literary generation.

Hardcover:

9780805776058 | Twayne Pub, June 1, 1990, cover price $22.95

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