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Tests of Time: Essays Paperback – 3 Jun 2003


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; University of Chicago Press Pbk. Ed edition (3 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226284069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226284064
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,927,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tests of Time brings us fourteen witty and elegant essays by novelist and literary critic William H. Gass, "the finest prose stylist in America" (Steven Moore, Washington Post). Whether he's exploring the nature of narrative, the extent and cost of political influences on writers, or the relationships between the stories we tell and the moral judgments we make, Gass is always erudite, entertaining, and enlightening.

About the Author

William H. Gass has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the first PEN/Nabokov Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, a Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Among his many books are "Omensetter's Luck: A Novel"; "The Tunne"l; "Finding a Form: Essays"; "In the Heart of the Heart of the Country and Other Stories"; and "Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation." He lives in St. Louis.


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