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5.0 out of 5 stars Great slices of life stories, December 27, 2013
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This review is from: Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (Hardcover)
How did I not know about William Gass??
He is a great writer, witty, profound, a page turner
read. This is the first book of his I have purchased
but I will be adding more to my library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars America's Finest and Most Versatile Literary Critic, July 2, 2013
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William Gass is arguably America's most incisive, versatile, and brilliant literary critic. Whatever subject he analyzes--the Nazis's brutally efficient killing machine, Kafka, Nietzsche, the art of retrospection--he illuminates. His prose is scintillating, witty, experimental in form, and endlessly inventive with metaphors. He is incapable of writing a banal sentence. He wears his vast knowledge with deft assurance. At 88, he is writing with consummate ease and power. LIFE SENTENCES offers readers an unforgettable feast cooked by a master chef. Literary criticism is rarely so pleasurable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Collection, October 5, 2012
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This review is from: Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (Hardcover)
William Gass' latest collection of essays is generally an excellent contribution to his growing body of letters. Readers of Gass will identify a number of regular subjects here, e.g. Henry James, Kafka, Katherine Ann Porter, etc. There are also really extraordinary essays on the Structure of Sentences as well as a sequence of lectures on a variety of topics from Ancient Greek Philosophy and Aesthetics, particularly the lecture on Eidos (Form). Additionally, Gass has a wonderful piece on Nietzsche and Illness which belongs among the shelves of any serious Nietzschean.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If America could still read..., February 22, 2012
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... William Gass's books would be bestsellers. Admirable writing from the most intelligent contemporary novelist, essayist and philosopher there is.
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Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts
Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts by William H. Gass (Hardcover - January 17, 2012)
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