Finding a Form: Essays

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 23, 2013 - Literary Collections - 360 pages
From the author of The Tunnel comes a new collection of essays, his first in eight years, on art, writing, nature and culture. This book is by one of the most important and briliant thinkers at work today.

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At his very best, Gass writes glorious, dialectical sentences, paragraphs and pages, as in his hatchet job on critics and authors who support the Pulitzer, and prizes in general: "The panel will be ... Read full review

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This is a deeply intelligent, often witty, book on literary craft and form. Gass adores language and plays with it throughout; I might even go so far as to say he was a little too smirkingly pleased ... Read full review

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The Peoples Prize
A Failing Grade for the PresentTense
Finding a Form
The Language of Being andDying
EzraPound Autobiography
The Vicissitudes of the AvantGarde
Permissions Acknowledgments

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William H. Gass—essayist, novelist, literary critic—was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He is the author of seven works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Life Sentences, A Temple of Texts, and Tests of Time, and was a professor of philosophy at Washington University. He died in 2017.

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