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Author: William H Gass
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In these 14 witty and elegant essays, William Gass writes about writing, reading, culture, history, politics, and public opinion--a high-wire act of thinking and writing that serves up what Vladimir Nabokov called an "indescribable tingle of the spine."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gass, William H., 1924-
Tests of time.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf; Distributed by Random House, ©2002
(OCoLC)606660115
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William H Gass
ISBN: 0375412573 9780375412578
OCLC Number: 48223097
Description: 319 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Literary matters. The nature of narrative and its philosophical implications ; Anywhere but Kansas ; Invisible cities ; Sidelonging ; I've got a little list ; The test of time --
Social and political contretemps. The writer and politics: a litany ; Tribalism, identity, and ideology ; The shears of the censor ; Were there anything in the world worth worship ; How German are we? --
The Stuttgart Seminar lectures. Quotations from Chairman Flaubert ; There was an old woman who ; Transformations.
Responsibility: William H. Gass.
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In these 14 witty and elegant essays, William Gass writes about writing, reading, culture, history, politics, and public opinion--a high-wire act of thinking and writing that serves up what Vladimir Nabokov called an "indescribable tingle of the spine."

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