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  • The William H. Gass Reader

    By William H. Gass

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

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112293791
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1978
    (New York). (1978). 8vo. 1st edition. Fading to the board margins. Negligible bumping, affecting toned d.j. VG/VG.
  • 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: $12.60
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Life Sentences : Literary Judgments and Accounts

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $14.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307595843
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: January 2012
    Beginning with the personal, both past and present, William Gass’s latest, dazzling collection of essays emphasizes his lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of favorite authors, such as Kafka, Nietzsche, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Proust. He writes about a few topics equally burning but less loved (the Nobel Prize-winner and Nazi sympathizer Kurt Hamsun; the Holocaust). Finally, Gass, at his Gassian best, ponders theoretical matters connected with literature, form and metaphor, and specifically, one of its prime genetic components – the sentence.
  • Middle C

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307701633
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: March 2013
    A long-awaited novel by the American Book Award-winning author of The Tunnel investigates the multifaceted nature of human identity and follows the experiences of Joseph, who flees Austria in 1938 and pretends to be Jewish before disappearing from London under mysterious circumstances. 25,000 first printing.
  • Omensetter's Luck

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $15.30
    • 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.
  • 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 Recognitions

    By William Gaddis

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564786913
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: February 2012
    Dubbed by Jonathan Franzen the “ur-text of postwar fiction” and the “first great cultural critique, which even if Heller and Pynchon hadn’t read it while composing Catch-22 and V., managed to anticipate the spirit of both” – The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake. Gaddis anticipates by almost half a century the crisis of reality that riffs and taunts the present day, where the real and the virtual combine in alarming ways, and the sources of legitimacy and power, as often as not, remain obscure, and at large, eluding our comprehension.
  • Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife

    By William H. Gass

    Our Price: $7.00
    • 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.
  • 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
  • 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: $28.00
    • 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

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