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Five short stories depict love, misfortune and the challenge of midwestern life
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'These stories scrape the nerve and pierce the heart. They also replenish the language. The are told sparely, hauntingly, with compassion and a remarkable exploratory courage.' -- Eliot Fremont-Smith, The New York Times
'. . . makes clear the rewards of an imagination which clings to the concrete world like a lover and makes of it, through near-perfect language, a renewed mystery.' --Jack Richardson, The New York Review of Books
'Gass has written a short story as dense as a novel, lyrical as a poem. . . . If he had not written before or since, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country would be enough -- all that readers and writers could ask of him. Being Gass he has done much more.' -- Frederick Busch, Modern Fiction StudiesAbout the Author:
WILLIAM H. GASS, professor emeritus of philosophy at Washington University, is the author, most recently, of the essay collections Tests of Time (winner, National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism) and A Temple of Texts.
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Book Description Pocket, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110671808273
Book Description Pocket, 1976. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0671808273
Book Description Pocket, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0671808273