A Temple of Texts

Scholarly Series
William H. Gass

Winner of the 2007 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, A Temple of Texts is the latest critical collection from one of America’s greatest essayists and novelists. Here, William H. Gass pays homage to the readerly side of the literary experience by turning his critical sensibility upon all the books that shaped his own development as a reader, writer, and human being. With essays on figures ranging from William Shakespeare and Gertrude Stein to Flann O’Brien and Robert Burton, Gass creates a “temple” of readerly devotion, a collection of critical explorations as brilliant and incisive as readers have come to expect from this literary master, but also a surprisingly personal window into the author’s own literary development.

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Publication: Scholarly Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 419
ISBN-13: 9781564784681
GTIN13: 9781564784681
Publication date: 9/6/2007
Language: eng
List price: $14.95