Into The Tunnel: Readings of Gass's Novel
During its twenty-five years as a work-in-progress, William H. Gass's mammoth magnum opus became a legend of the literary world, the Sasquatch of contemporary American fiction. Along with an included interview with the author, the contributors to this study help situate Gass's challenging narrative within the remarkable career of a notable philosopher, essayist, and author of fiction. Contributors examine the book's quarrel with history, its engagement with issues of ethics and aesthetics, its representation of personality, its distinctive style and structure, its sophisticated metafictional texture, along with much else. What is going on in The Tunnel is not always immediately apparent, but the essays included in here tease out its secrets and concentrate our attention on details of an exasperating and exhilarating literary achievement.
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Interview with William H Gass
Boring Through The Tunnel
An American Faust
Complexity Simplicity and The Tunnel
Sweets and the Remembrance of Things Gass
Salman Rushdie William Kohler and the Writer as Hostage in The Tunnel
Beauty and the Beastly in William Gasss The Tunnel
The Nightmare of Relation
Guilt and Innocence in The Tunnel
Notes on Contributors
Is There Light at the End of The Tunnel?
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