Originally published in 1950, William Goyen's first novel is an elegy to childhood, memory, loss and love, celebrating boyhood in a small town in Texas.
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William Goyen was born in Trinity, Texas, in 1915 and died in 1983. His novels include In a Farther Country, Arcadio, and Come, the Restorer. Goyen was a master of the short story and a selection, Had I a Hundred Mouths, is also published by Serpent s Tail.Review:
"The House of Breath is not a novel at all but a sustained evocation of the past, a long search for place and identity, and the meaning of an intense personal experience; an attempt to cleanse the heart of its mysterious burden of guilt. . . . The writing as a whole is disciplined on a high plane, and there are long passages of the best writing, the fullest and richest and most expressive, that I have read in a very long time." --Katherine Anne Porter
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Book Description Random House. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0394730534 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1069102
Book Description Random House, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394730534
Book Description Random House, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0394730534