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  • At Swim-Two-Birds

    By Flann O'Brien

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564781819
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: September 2005
    First published in 1939, the novel tells the story of an Irish college student who - half to amuse himself and half to avoid work - writes an irreverent novel about the figures of Irish myth & legend in which characters come to life and riot against their author. 316p. Pap.
  • Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564785022
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: February 2009
    (American Literature series). Four interrelated novellas exexplore good and evil, action and thought, redemption and possession. Readers will encounter 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 Lucifer. 292p.
  • Finding a Form : Essays

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679446620
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: August 1996
    A new collection of essays by a National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author and critic shares insights into the relationship of a writer's life and work, literary language, history, culture, biography as a form of literature, and other topics. 10,000 first printing.
  • Finding a Form: Essays

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801484896
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: November 1997
    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, 1996. Nineteen intricately faceted essays that range in subject from Ezra Pound as a failed modernist to the lives of Nietzsche & Wittgenstein in relation to their thought,from the exacting demands of autobiography to the abyss between the moral viewpoints expressed in works of art and the lives of their creators, and more. 354p.
  • Masquerade and Other Stories

    By Robert Walser

    Our Price: $31.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801839771
    • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
    • Published: February 1990
    Stories and sketches from each stage of his career offer glimpses of Walser's surreal vision of the modern world
  • Omensetter's Luck

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141180106
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: April 1997
    Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1966, Omensetter's Luck is the quirky, impressionistic, and breathtakingly original story of an ordinary community galvanized by the presence of an extraordinary man. Set in a small Ohio town in the 1890s, it chronicles - through the voices of various participants and observers - the confrontation between Brackett Omensetter, a man of preternatural goodness, and the Reverend Jethro Furber, a preacher crazed with a propensity for violent thoughts. Omensetter's Luck meticulously brings to life a specific time and place as it illuminates timeless questions about life, love, good, and evil.
  • Omensetter's Luck

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $200.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112288827
    • Publisher: The New American Library
    • Published: 1966
    (1966). 8vo. 1st edition of author's first book. Blue paper over black cloth stamped in green to spine. Light toning to boards and spine. Mild fading to topstain. Edgewear, creasing, and chipping to slightly toned d.j. Some rubbing to rear panel, with spots of soiling, creasing, and closed tears at tail. VG/VG.
  • On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590177181
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: March 2014
    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. Sad reds and melancholy yellows are difficult to turn up. Among the ancient elements, blue occurs everywhere: in ice and water, in the flame as purely as in the flower, overhead and inside caves, covering fruit and oozing out of clay. Although green enlivens the earth and mixes in the ocean, and we find it, copperish, in fire; green air, green skies, are rare. Gray and brown are widely distributed, but there are no joyful swatches of either, or any of exuberant black, sullen pink, or acquiescent orange. Blue is therefore most suitable as the color of interior life. Whether slick light sharp high bright thin quick sour new and cool or low deep sweet dark soft slow smooth heavy old and warm: blue moves easily among them all, and all profoundly qualify our states of feeling.
  • Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375403125
    • Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
    • Published: September 1999
    Reflections on the Problems of Translation - Nearly a lifetime of reading Rilke precedes this reflection on the art of translation & Gass's own translation of Rilke's Duino Elegies, poems which as a group form a sublime poeticachievement. Gass examines the genesis of the ideas that inform the Elegies & discusses previous translations. 256p.
  • The Forgotten Forest: Photographs By Michael Eastman

    By Michael Eastman

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780911892147
    • Publisher: Witkin Gallery
    • Published: January 1992
    Edge wear through out. Some wear to wrappers.
  • The William H. Gass Reader

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $20.00 - $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101874745
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: November 2018
  • The World Within The Word

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879232986
    • Publisher: Nonpareil Books / David R. Godine
    • Published: September 1984
    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
  • The World Within the Word: Essays

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394408095
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1978
  • Tunnel [Cd] (Unabridged)

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781564784483
    • Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS
    • Published: May 2006
    "Gass has produced a book that burrows inside us then wails like a beast, a book that mainlines a century's terror direct to the brain."—Voice Literary Supplement
  • Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564782120
    • Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS
    • Published: 1998
    (American Literature Series). Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, disappointed by her inattentive husband/reader, engages in an exuberant display of the physical charms of language to entice both her new loverand the reader. First published in 1968. Unpgd.

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