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Title:
Life sentences : literary judgments and accounts
Author:
Gass, William H., 1924-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
349 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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.
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ISBN:
9780307595843
Format :
Book