William H. Gass: Life Sentences

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book.jpgLife Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (Knopf)
Novelist, essayist and philosopher William Gass discusses the aesthetic structure of the sentence. He discloses the intricate net of inter-relationships that produce meaning in fiction. We play with a simple sentence, examine a complex sentence by Henry James and praise the work of Gertrude Stein and Katherine Anne Porter.

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Alan Howard