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Q&A with William H. Gass

The novelist and essayist talks about philosophy and fiction, Europe and America, and the value of words in a visual age

Sketch of William H. Gass
(P.J. Loughran) P.J. Loughran
By Kate Bolick
February 19, 2006

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''IN THE OLD days, a writer would start an interview with a bunch of data. She would not say, 'Mr. Gass, when I approached him, was wearing a red bow tie and a blue suit and was lounging in his Park Avenue penthouse."' It was a late Sunday afternoon-the lounging hour-and William Gass was speaking on the phone from his ... (Full article: 1150 words)

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