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The World Within the Word: Essays (Scholarly Series) (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) Paperback – 8 Aug 2014

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press; Reprint edition (8 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1628970391
  • ISBN-13: 978-1628970395
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 15 x 2 cm

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Mr. Gass is an ironist of the highest caliber... he is an improbable eminence grise of American letters, festooned with accolades; if there is any justice in the world he will one day get his Nobel prize... As an essayist, his prose is gorgeously musical, ticking along smoothly as if measured out by metronome. He composes miniature fugues and conducts cadenzas while meandering around his subjects... -- Vladislav Davidzon The New York Observer The finest prose stylist in America. -- Steven Moore Washington Post Touch of Gass? This is class! Totally Dublin Blog 9/3/14

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William H. Gass is the author of four novels-- Omensetter's Luck, Willie Masters' Lonely Wife, The Tunnel, and Middle C--as well as two volumes of short stories and eight collections of essays. Gass was a professor of philosophy at Washington University from 1966-2000, and Director of the International Writers Center from 1990 until 2000. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the Pen-Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, and National Book Critics Circle Awards for Criticism in 1985, 1996, and 2003, among others.

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Brilliant, superb essays on literature, art, culture, unquestionably the best of the best
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