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The Resource Life sentences : literary judgments and accounts, William H. Gass

Life sentences : literary judgments and accounts, William H. Gass

Label
Life sentences : literary judgments and accounts
Title
Life sentences
Title remainder
literary judgments and accounts
Statement of responsibility
William H. Gass
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dazzling new collection of essays--on reading, writing, form, and thought--from one of America's master writers. It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass's lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of some of his favorite writers (among them Kafka, Nietzsche, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Proust). He writes about a few topics equally burning but less loved (the Nobel Prize-winner and Nazi sympathizer Knut Hamsun; the Holocaust). Finally, Gass ponders theoretical matters connected with literature: form and metaphor, and specifically, one of its genetic parts--the sentence. Gass embraces the avant-garde but applies a classic standard of writing to all literature, which is clear in these essays, or, as he describes them, literary judgments and accounts. -- is William Gass at his Gassian best
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gass, William H.
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A845
LC item number
L54 2012eb
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • Books and reading
Label
Life sentences : literary judgments and accounts, William H. Gass
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
ocn776996104
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (349 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299080713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00161389
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B5DFD64A-6429-4B0F-95A4-2B56C7398E23
Label
Life sentences : literary judgments and accounts, William H. Gass
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
ocn776996104
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (349 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299080713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00161389
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B5DFD64A-6429-4B0F-95A4-2B56C7398E23

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