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Life sentences : literary judgments and accounts

Author: William H Gass
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Essay : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays explores themes of writing, form, and thought while considering the author's life-long attachment to books, in a volume that considers the works of such thinkers as Kafka, Nietzsche, and Henry James.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Gass
ISBN: 9780307595843 0307595846
OCLC Number: 727702896
Description: 349 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The personals column. The literary miracle ; Slices of life in a library ; Spit in the mitt ; The first fourth following 9/11 ; What freedom of expression means, especially in times like these ; Retrospection --
Old favorites and fresh enemies. A wreath for the grave of Gertrude Stein ; Reading Proust ; Nietzsche: in illness and in health ; Kafka: half a man, half a metaphor ; Unsteady as she goes: Malcolm Lowry's cinema inferno ; The bush of belief ; Henry James's curriculum vitae ; An introduction to John Gardner's Nickel mountain ; Katherine Anne Porter's fictional self ; Knut Hamsun ; Kinds of killing --
The Biggs lectures in the classics. Form: Eidos ; Mimesis ; Metaphor --
Theoretics. Lust ; Narrative sentences ; The aesthetic structure of the sentence.
Responsibility: William H. Gass.

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A collection of essays explores themes of writing, form, and thought while considering the author's life-long attachment to books, in a volume that considers the works of such thinkers as Kafka, Nietzsche, and Henry James.

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