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Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife

Gass, William H.

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ISBN 10: 0394472454 / ISBN 13: 9780394472454
Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971, New York, 1971
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife

Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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In this paean to the pleasures of language, Gass equates his text with the body of Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, to advance the conceit that a parallel should exist between a woman and her lover and a book and its reader.

About the Author:

William Gaddis (1922-98) stands among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. The winner of two National Book Awards (for "J R" [1976] and "A Frolic of His Own" [1995]), he wrote five novels during his lifetime, including "Carpenter's Gothic "(1985), "Agap? Agape" (published posthumously in 2002), and his early masterpiece "The Recognitions" (1955). He is loved and admired for his stylistic innovations, his unforgettable characters, his pervasive humor, and the breadth of his intellect and vision.

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