Tag Archives: William Gass

The Stages of the St Louis Book Fair

1. Nourishment. This takes place in the food court of the West County Center, whose Macy’s is the host and sponsor of this annual event. The food court is at the far opposite end of the mall from the parking … Continue reading

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Six Imperfectly Remembered Quotes from William Gass Event

1. “God, I hate readings.” 2. “I used to assign Colette in my classes, but American students don’t go for her. They understand all about sex, but nothing about sensuality.” 3. On contemporary writing: “It’s too personal for my taste. … Continue reading

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William Gass: Middle C

At 88, St. Louis literary eminence William Gass is still going strong. The longtime Washington University professor can still be spotted on campus or filling his cart at the annual Greater St. Louis Book Fair. Readers of his 2012 essay … Continue reading

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