Finding a Form

Finding a Form

by William H. Gass

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Overview

From the author of The Tunnel comes a new collection of essays, his first in eight years, on art, writing, nature and culture. This book is by one of the most important and briliant thinkers at work today.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post

No one is better than William H. Gass at communicating the sublime and rapturous excitement of reading.

The New York Times

William H. Gass is embattled . . . and in Finding a Form he confronts the conundrum of the writer that he has faced in previous essays: the word is sacred. Though there are no longer sacred texts, 'writing puts the writer in illusory command of the world, empowers someone otherwise powerless, but with a power no more pointed than a pencil' . . . Against the odds, William Gass, a tortured man in the attic, has empowered himself to write scripture in an unredemptive time.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804150934
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/23/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 972,428
File size: 2 MB

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