A Temple of Texts

by William H. Gass

Winner of the 2007 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, A Temple of Textsis the latest critical collection from one of America’s greatestessayists andnovelists.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 420 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.17 out of 5
  • Published September 1st 2007 by Dalkey Archive Press
  • Original Title: A Temple of Texts
  • ISBN: 1564784681 (ISBN13: 9781564784681)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism (2007)

Winner of the 2007 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, A Temple of Textsis the latest critical collection from one of America’s greatestessayists and novelists. Here, William H. Gass pays homage to thereaderly side of the literary experience by turning his criticalsensibility upon all the books that shaped his own development as areader, writer, and human being. With essays on figures ranging fromWilliam Shakespeare and Gertrude Stein to Flann O’Brien and RobertBurton, Gass creates a “temple” of readerly devotion, a collection ofcritical explorations as brilliant and incisive as readers have come toexpect from this literary master, but also a surprisingly personalwindow into the author’s own literary development.