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Author Gass, William H., 1924-

Title Life sentences : literary judgments and accounts / William H. Gass

Publ Info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  PS3557.A845 L54 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript 349 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
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
LC subject Books and reading
ISBN 9780307595843