A Temple of Texts
A Temple of Texts
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.

Title A Temple of Texts
Author William H. Gass
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press
Title First Published 25 September 2007
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 419 p.
ISBN-10 1564784681
ISBN-13 9781564784681
Publication Date 25 September 2007
Main content page count 419
Weight 16 oz.

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