Selected Bibliography

I. Works by Gass (arranged by date)

Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas. New York: Knopf, 1998. (Includes: “I Wish You Wouldn’t,” “The Sugar Crock,” and “The Clairvoyant.”)
Finding a Form: Essays. New York: Knopf, 1996.
The Tunnel. New York: Knopf, 1995.
Culp. New York: Grenfell, 1985.
Words about the Nature of Things. St. Louis: Washington University, 1985.
The Habitations of the Word: Essays. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984.
The First Winter of My Married Life. Northridge, CA: Lord John, 1979.
The World within the Word. New York: Knopf, 1978.
On Being Blue. Boston: Godine, 1975.
Fiction and the Figures of Life. New York: Knopf, 1970.
Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife. TriQuarterly Supplement #2. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1968.
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country. New York: Harper, 1968.
Omensetter’s Luck. New York: New American Library, 1966.

II. Early Reviews

Allen, Bruce. Rev. of Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife. Library Journal, 1 Dec. 1971: np..
Hicks, Granville. “Literary Horizons: Fragments of Life.” Saturday Review, 21 Sept. 1968: 29-30.
Tarn, Nathaniel. Rev. of Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife. New York Times Book Review, 14 Nov. 1971: 5.
Wagler, Mark. “At Play in the Fields of Language with William H. Gass.” Panorama—Chicago Daily News, 6-7 Nov. 1971: 8.
Rev. of Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife, Choice. 9 (1972): 368.
Rev. of Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife, The Publishers Weekly. 4 Oct. 1971: 52-53.
Rev. of Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife, Virginia Quarterly 48 (1972): 18.
West, Paul. Rev. of Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife, Book World. 31 Nov. 1971: 12, 14.
Wood, Michael. “Great American Fragments.” New York Review of Books, 14 Dec. 1972: 12-18.

III Early Critical Analyses — 1970-1980

Blau, Marion. “‘How Would I Brood upon You?': The Lonesome Wife of William Gass.” Great Lakes Review 2.1 (1975): 40-50.
Fogel, Stanley. “‘And All the Little Typtopies': Notes on Language Theory in the Contemporary Experimental Novel.” Modern Fiction 20 (1974): 328-36.
French, Ned. “Against the Grain: Theory and Practice in the Work of William H. Gass.” Iowa Review 7 (1976): 96-106.
McCaffery, Larry. “The Art of Metafiction: William Gass’s Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife.” Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction 18.1 (1976): 21-35.
McCauley, Carole Spearin. “William Gass: Fiction as Word Event.” Ann Arbor Review 8-9 (1970): 43-47.
Scholes, Robert. “Metafiction.” Iowa Review 1 (1970): 100-15.

IV. Later Critical Analyses — 1980 to present

Eckford-Prossor, M. “Shattering Genre/Creating Self: William Gass’s On Being Blue.” Style 23.2 (1989): 280-99.
Hix, H. L. Understanding William H. Gass. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2002.
Holloway, Watson L. “Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife: ‘Skating on One Galosh.'” William Gass. Boston: Twayne, 1990. 75-91.
Kaufmann, Michael. “The Textual Body of William Gass’s Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife.” Textual Bodies: Modernism, Postmodernism, and Print. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 1994. 87-105.
McHale, Brian. Postmodernist Fiction. London: Methuen, 1987.
Pence, Jeffrey. “After Monumentality: Narrative as a Technology of Memory in William Gass’s The Tunnel.” Journal of Narrative Theory 30.1 (2000): 96-126.
Saltzman, Arthur M. “Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife: The Flesh Made Word.” The Fictions of William Gass: The Consolation of Language. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1986.
Wilson, Lucy. “Alternatives to Transcendence in William Gass’s Short Fiction.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 11.3 (1991): 78-87.

V. Interviews

Castro, Jan Garden. “An Interview with William Gass.” ADE Bulletin 70 (1981): 30-34.
Domke, Lorna H. “An Interview with William Gass.” Missouri Review 10.3 (1987): 53-67.
Duncan, Jeffrey L. “A Conversation with Stanley Elkin and William H. Gass.” Iowa Review 7.1 (1976): 48-77.
Koval, Ramona. “A Conversation with William Gass on The Tunnel.” Quadrant 40.7-8 (1996): 26-32.
LeClair, Tom. “William Gass: The Art of Fiction LXV.” Paris Review 18 (1977): 61-94. Rpt. as “An Interview with William Gass” in Anything Can Happen: Interviews with Contemporary Novelists. Ed. Tom LeClair and Larry McCaffery. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1983. 152-75.
LeClair, Tom, and Larry McCaffery. “A Debate: William Gass and John Gardner.” Anything Can Happen: Interviews with Contemporary Novelists. Eds. Tom LeClair and Larry McCaffery. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1983. 20-31.
Levasseur, Jennifer, and Kevin Rabalais. “From Experience to Innocence: An Interview with William H. Gass. Kenyon Review 23.1 (1971): 55-64.
McCauley, Carole Spearin. “Fiction Needn’t Say Things—It Should Make Them Out of Words: An Interview with William H. Gass.” Falcon 5 (1972): 34-35. Rpt. as “William H. Gass” in The New Fiction: Interviews with Innovative American Writers. Ed. Joe David Bellamy. Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1974. 32-44.
Ziegler, Heide. “William H. Gass.” The Radical Imagination and the Liberal Tradition: Interviews with English and American Novelists. Ed. Heide Ziegler and Christopher Bigsby. London: Junction Books. 151-68.

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