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A Temple of Texts: Essays


From one of the most admired essayists and novelists at work today: a new collection of essays--his first since "Tests of Time," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. These twenty-five essays speak to the nature and value of writing and to the books that result from a deep commitment to the word. Here is Gass on Rilke and Gertrude Stein; on friends such as Stanley Elkin, Robert Coover, and William Gaddis; and on a company of "healthy dissidents," among them Rabelais, Elias Canetti, John Hawkes, ...

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A Temple of Texts: Essays
2007, Dalkey Archive Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781564784681

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A Temple of Texts: Essays
2006, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307262868



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