Eyes: Novellas and Stories

Eyes: Novellas and Stories by William Gass

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Enter the sublime, upside-down / inside-out world of William H. Gass. . in this case where the Eyes have it every which way, including up. . in a dazzling new collection of novellas and stories (six in all) from one of the most revered writers of our time, author of sixteen books, among them, the universally acclaimed The Tunnel ("An extraordinary achievement"-Michael Dirda, The Washington Post); Middle C("Exhilaratingly ingenious"-Cynthia Ozick, The New York Times Book Review cover); and Life Sentences ("A literary miracle"-The New York Observer).

This enchanting, Gassian journey begins with "In Camera," an investigation into what is likely to develop when a possibly illicit collection of photographs becomes the object of a greedy salesman`s loving eyes. . In "Charity," a young lawyer, whose business it is to keep hospital equipment honestly produced, offers a simple gift and is brought to the ambiguous heart of charity itself. "Don`t Even Try, Sam" tells of the battered, old piano Dooley Wilson plays in Casablanca as it complains in an interview of its treatment during the making of the picture. "Soliloquy for a Chair" is just that, a rumination by a folding chair in a barber shop that is ultimately bombed. . and in "The Toy Chest," Disneylike creatures take on human roles and worries and live in an atmosphere of a child`s imagination.

A glorious fantasia; each, quintessentially Gass; each, a virtuoso delight.

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William Howard Gass / William Howard Gass - American writer, short story writer, essayist, critic, former professor of philosophy. Born July 30, 1924 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. After school he studied at Wesleyan University, then at Kenyon College, in 1954 - at Cornell University, where he received his Ph.D. His dissertation "The Philosophical Study of Metaphor" was based on his study of the philosophy of language. In graduate school, Gass read a work by Gertrude Stein that influenced his writing experiments. William Gass is the author of four novels and five collections of critical essays, and has won many of the most prestigious literary awards in the United States. Lived in St.

Louis, where he was the director of the International Writing Center. He died on December 17, 2017 in Missouri.

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William Howard Gass / William Howard Gass - American writer, short story writer, essayist, critic, former professor of philosophy. Born July 30, 1924 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. After school he studied at Wesleyan University, then at Kenyon College, in 1954 - at Cornell University, where he received his Ph.D. His dissertation "The Philosophical Study of Metaphor" was based on his study of the philosophy of language. In graduate school, Gass read a work by Gertrude Stein that influenced his writing experiments. William Gass is the author of four novels and five collections of critical essays, and has won many of the most prestigious literary awards in the United States. Lived in St. Louis, where he was the director of the International Writing Center. He died on December 17, 2017 in Missouri.