The World Within The Word Essays

The World Within The Word Essays

William H. Gass


In this sequel to Fiction & the Figures of existence, one in every of America's so much really good and eclectic minds examines literature, tradition, writers (their lives and works), and the character and makes use of of language and the written be aware. integrated are discussions of Valéry, Henry Miller, Sartre, Freud, Faulkner, suicide, "art and order," and the transformation of language into poetry and fiction. The vividness and readability of Gass's writing, the unabashed love and inimitable use of language-his startling metaphors, the sinuousness of his philosophy, the originality of his vision-make every one essay a looking revelation of its topic, in addition to an instance of Gass's personal singular artistry.

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