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Title: William H. Gass Papers (MSS051), 1948-2015Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1948-2015

ID: MSS/MSS/051

Primary Creator: Gass, William (1924-)

Extent: 146.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 07/19/1968

Languages: English, German, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William H. Gass Papers consist largely of his own manuscript material: manuscripts and proof material toward his books, drafts of various stories, essays, and reviews, interviews, and a miscellaneous assortment of notes and other materials. Also present is a substantial amount of professional correspondence, primarily with universities, magazines, and publishers, as well as with his colleagues in academia and in the literary community.

Collection Historical Note

William Howard Gass (July 30, 1924 - December 6, 2017) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, and former philosophy professor. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Gass grew up in Warren, Ohio, where he graduated from Warren G. Harding High School.  He has described his childhood as an unhappy one, with an abusive, racist father and a passive, alcoholic mother. He attended Wesleyan University, and then served as an Ensign in the Navy during World War II for three and a half years. He earned his A.B. in philosophy from Kenyon College in 1947 where he graduated magna cum laude. From there he entered Cornell University as a Susan Linn Fellow in philosophy and by 1954 had earned his PhD in that subject. His dissertation, "A Philosophical Investigation of Metaphor," was based on his training as a philosopher of language.

Gass taught at The College of Wooster for four years, Purdue University for sixteen, and Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a professor of philosophy (1969–1978) and the David May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities (1979–1999). Since 2000, Gass has been the David May Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities.  In 1990, Gass founded the International Writers Center at Washington University, whose purpose was to "build on the strengths of its resident and visiting faculty writers; to serve as a focal point for writing excellence in all disciplines and in all cultures; to be a directory for writers and writing programs at Washington University, in St. Louis, in the United States, and around the world; and to present the writer to the reader."

Gass’ first novel, Omensetter's Luck, about life in a small town in Ohio in the 1890s, was published in 1966. Critics praised his linguistic virtuosity, establishing him as an important writer of fiction. In 1968, he published In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, five stories dramatizing the theme of human isolation and the difficulty of love. That same year Gass published Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife, an experimental novella illustrated with photographs and typographical constructs intended to help readers free themselves from the linear conventions of narrative. He has also published several collections of essays, including Fiction and the Figures of Life (1970) and Finding a Form (1996). Despite his prolific output, he has said that writing is difficult for him. In fact, his epic novel The Tunnel, published in 1995, took Gass twenty-six years to write.

Gass received many awards and honors, including grants from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1965, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1970. He won the Pushcart Prize awards in 1976, 1983, 1987, and 1992, and in 1994 he received the Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literature of the Midwest. In 1975, he received the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction and the American Book Award for The Tunnel in 1997. In 2000, he was honored with the PEN/Nabokov award and the PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement award which he has called his "most prized prize." Gass has received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism three times, for Habitations of the Word (1985), Finding a Form (1997) and Tests of Time (2003).

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift and purchase

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 954, Purchase from House of Books, July 19, 1968

Accession number 1027, Gift of William H. Gass, March 7, 1969

Accession number 1616, Purchase from unknown, April 11, 1984

Accession number 1862, Gift of William H. Gass, February 3, 1991

Accession number 1966, Gift of William H. Gass, December 27, 1992

Accession number 2146, Gift of William H. Gass, July 28, 1994

Accession number 2235, Gift of International Writers Center, October 10, 2000

Accession number 22925, Gift of William H. Gass, circa 1999

Accession number 22927, Gift of William H. Gass, circa 1994

Accession number 22984, Unknown

Accession number 23034, Gift of William H. Gass, August 1, 2004

Accession number 23038, Gift of William H. Gass, circa 2004

Accession number 23075, Unknown

Accession number 23084, Unknown, November 2005

Accession number 23890, Gift of Heide Ziegler, circa 2006

Accession number 23927, Gift of Lorin Cuoco, April 10, 2007

Accession number 23947, Purchase from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc., November 2, 2009

Accession number 23964, Gift of Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc., November 5, 2010

Accession number 2012.018, Transfer from University Archives, July 19, 2012

Accession number 2012.027, Gift of William H. Gass, November 15, 2012

Accession number 2012.029, Purchase from Between the Covers, November 21, 2012

Accession number 2013.034, Gift of William H. Gass, December 20, 2013

Accession number 2016-021, Gift of Thomas LeClair, September 30, 2016

Related Materials: See also the International Writers Center Archive (MSS059)

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


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Series 2: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: EssaysAdd to your cart.
Also includes introductions
Box 53Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AbExConfAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 15 pages. 3 copies
Folder 2: Also Known As: An Introduction to At Swim-two-birds, 1998Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 14 pages. Typescript [computer printout], 16 pages. 2 copies. Proof, 15 pages with fax cover sheet.
Folder 3: The Anatomy of Mind, 1975Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 51 pages. Includes 159 pages of partial drafts and notes.  Published in the parts in The New York Review of Books and collected in The World Within the Word
Folder 4: And: A Meditation On the Most Familiar ConnectiveAdd to your cart.
Typescript with corrections, 37 pages and 49 pages. Proof, 13 pages and 35 pages. Master proof [photocopy], 14 pages.
Folder 5: The Architecture of the SentenceAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 28 pages. Typescript [computer printout], 34 pages. Typescript [computer printout], 27 pages
Folder 6: The Art of Self: Autobiography in an Age of Narcissism, 1994Add to your cart.
Proof, 13 pages
Folder 7: The Artist and Society, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 3 drafts, 31 pages. Includes 41 pages of partial drafts and notes. Published in The New Republic and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 8: Autobiography: An Essay in NomenclatureAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout] draft, 32 pages
Folder 9: Bill Gass on Exile, 1993Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 6 pages. Includes fax cover sheet
Folder 10: Black BoardAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 12 pages. Published in Washington University Magazine
Folder 11: The Bush of Belief, 1997Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 8 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Jackson R. Bryer to Gass (2001: May 17) and typed letter, 1 page from Bryer to Gass (2001: May 15). Typescript [computer printout], 8 pages
Box 54Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Carrots, Noses, Snow, Rose, Roses, 1976Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 65 pages.  The Levy Lecture at Princeton University, Spring 1976. Approximately half of the essay published in The Journal of Philosophy. Entire essay collected in The World within the Word. Includes partial drafts, autograph notes and 1 set of galley proofs. Galley proofs located in oversize
Folder 2: Carrots, Noses, Snow, Rose, Roses, 1976Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 42 pages. Draft fragments and version of essay published in the Journal of Philosophy
Folder 3: The Case of the Obliging Stranger, 1957Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 2 drafts, 28 pages.
Folder 4: Catherine Wagner SymposiumAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 9 pages
Folder 5: Catherine Wagner's LaboratoriesAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 16 pages. 3 copies. Published in Art and Science: Investigating Matter by Catherine Wagner
Folder 6: The Censors' Shears, 1996: November 9Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 24 pages. Delivered at the Missouri Center for the Book
Folder 7: The Child Guidance ClinicAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 13 pages of draft fragments
Folder 8: Cities of SignsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 26 pages
Folder 9: Commemorative Tribute: John HawkesAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 3 pages
Folder 10: Commencement Address for School of Architecture, 1991: May 17Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Folder 11: The Concept of Character in FictionAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 24 pages. Includes 94 pages of partial drafts and notes and galley proofs. Published in New American Review and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life. Galley proofs located in oversize
Folder 12: Culture, Self, and Style, 1979Add to your cart.
Typescripts with corrections, 61 pages. Typescript [photocopy] with corrections, 37 pages. For the Thaddeus B. Clark Memorial Lecture, 1979
Folder 13: Cupples, 1997: May 22Add to your cart.
Typescript draft [computer printout], 10 pages and typescript draft [photocopy], 10 pages
Folder 14: David Foster Wallace Reading, Dec. 9, 1997, 1997Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 6 pages
Folder 15: David Segal MemorialAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 25 pages
Folder 16: The Death of the AuthorAdd to your cart.
Typescripts, 84 pages
Folder 17: Donald Barthelme [introduction]Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 5 pages
Box 55Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Electronic Book, 2000Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 3 pages. Typescript [computer printout], 2 pages. Proof, 1 page. Includes two fax cover sheets. Published in the Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Folder 2: Elizabeth Hardwick [introduction]Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 8 pages
Folder 3: Emerson and the EssayAdd to your cart.
Typescripts with corrections, 47 pages. Typescript [photocopy], 55 pages. 2 different copies
Folder 4: Emma Enters a Sentence of Elizabeth Bishop'sAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 9 pages. Proof, 6 pages. Published in Iowa Review
Folder 5: The Equality of Image in Man RayAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 5 pages. 2 copies
Folder 6: Ethan Bumas Reading, 1995: May 8Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 3 pages
Folder 7: Even If, By All the Oxen in the World, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 18 pages.  Includes 51 pages of partial drafts and autograph notes. Published in Frontiers of American Culture, Purdue University Studies and collected in Fiction and The Figures of Life
Folder 8: Everywhere There Is Somewhere (Gertrude Stein), 1997Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 10 pages
Folder 9: ExileAdd to your cart.
Typescripts with corrections, 48 pages. Typescript, 29 pages. Also includes photocopied secondary source materials and a partial transcript of the conference The Philosophical Significance of Exile at the second Congress of Vienna
Folder 10: The Fifth QueenAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 35 pages. Includes large number of partial drafts. Published as "The Neglect of the Fifth Queen" in The Presence of Ford Madox Ford, edited by Sondra Stang
Folder 11: Ford's ImpressionismsAdd to your cart.
Typescripts, 36 pages
Folder 12: Frank GehryAdd to your cart.
Typescript draft [computer printout], 7 pages
Folder 13: Freedom of Expression, 1998Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 4 pages and typescript [computer printout], 7 pages
Folder 14: Gass/Eastman Collaboration [exhibit text]Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 12 pages. Collaboration with Michael Eastman
Folder 15: Groping for Trout, 1973Add to your cart.
Typescript, 18 pages. Includes 69 pages of partial drafts and autograph notes. Published as "Metaphor and Measurement" in Salmagundi, No. 24 (Fall, 1973) and collected in The World Within the Word
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: The Habitations of the WordAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 28 pages, 4 copies. Typescript, 32 pages. Typescripts, 50 pages
Folder 3: Hawkes Memorial, 1999: April 14Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 5 pages. 2 copies. Delivered at Brown University
Folder 4: The High Brutality of Good Intentions, 1958Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 2 drafts, 19 pages. Includes 29 pages of partial drafts and notes. Published in Accent 18, no. 1 (1958) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 5: How German Are We?Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 11 pages. Includes typed letter signed [photocopy], 2 pages from William Collins Donahue to Gass (1995: May 31). Published in German Politics and Society
Folder 6: Humanities in American LifeAdd to your cart.
Autograph and typescript, 6 pages
Folder 7: Idea and Image, 1999Add to your cart.
Typescript, 38 pages. Lecture at The American Photograph Institute 1999 National Graduate Seminar
Folder 8: In Camera, 2000Add to your cart.
Proof, 49 pages. Includes typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page from Gass to Michael Bergstein. Published in Conjunctions, No. 34, 2000, 293-341. Collected in Middle C
Folder 9: In Defense of the Book, 1999Add to your cart.
Proof [photocopy], 3 pages. Includes fax cover sheet. Proof [photocopy], 7 pages. Includes fax cover sheet. Galley proof [photocopy], 7 pages. Includes fax cover sheet.  Also includes fact-checking list and copy of Harper's Magazine fact-checking materials. Published in Harper's Magazine and collected in A Temple of Texts
Folder 10: In Terms of the Toenail: Fiction and the Figures of Life, 1970Add to your cart.
Typescript.  Includes 1 partial draft and 27 pages of partial drafts and fragments. Published in New American Review #10 (1970) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 11: In the CageAdd to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of 37 pages of draft fragments and partial drafts. Collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 12: Intro to Best of IntroAdd to your cart.
Autograph and typescript, 6 pages
Folder 13: Introduction: Anywhere but Kansas, 1994Add to your cart.
Proof, 8 pages. Published in Iowa Review
Folder 14: Introduction for Derek WalcottAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 17 pages. Includes background materials. 2 separate introductions for Walcott
Folder 15: Introduction for Garry Wills, 1979: August 29Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages. Given at the Washington University Assembly Series
Folder 16: Introduction for Jessica Hagedorn, 1994: April 11Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 6 pages
Folder 17: Introduction for John AshberyAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages. Includes background material
Folder 18: Introduction for John BarthAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [computer printout], 7 pages. Includes materials for at least 2 separate introductions
Folder 19: Introduction for Kurt Vonnegut, 1992: September 3Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 5 pages
Folder 20: Introduction for Red Watson's Reading, 1993: November 12Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 4 pages
Folder 21: Introduction for Richard WollheimAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 22: Introduction for Robert Coover, 1991: October 20Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout] with corrections, 3 pages
Folder 23: Introduction for Toni Morrison, 1991: March 21Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 11 pages. Includes some background material
Folder 24: Introduction for Zbigniew HerbertAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 9 pages
Folder 25: Introduction: Mario Vargas Llosa, 1986: April 29Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 pages
Folder 26: Introduction: Maxine Hong Kingston, 1991: January 17Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 11 pages
Box 57Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Introduction: Peter EisenmanAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Includes background material
Folder 2: Introduction: Stanley ElkinAdd to your cart.
Typescript, typescript [computer printout], autograph, 17 pages. Includes materials for multiple introductions
Folder 3: Introduction to the Geographical History of America by Gertrude Stein, 1973Add to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of partial drafts and fragments and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "Introduction" to The Geographical History of America by Gertrude Stein (Viking Edition, 1973). Galley proofs are located in oversize
Folder 4: Introduction to Horses by Michael EastmanAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 27 pages. Includes correspondence and an introduction for Eastman's book signing at Borders
Folder 5: Introduction to The Notebooks of the Malte Laurids Brigge translated by Stephen MitchellAdd to your cart.
Typescripts, 32 pages and typescript [photocopy], 18 pages
Folder 6: Introduction for The Public Burning by Robert CooverAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout] with corrections, 14 pages; typescript draft [computer printout], 14 pages; typescript [computer printout] - corrected version, 14 pages; typescript [photocopy], 14 pages; and typeset pages [photocopy], 9 pages. Includes 5 fax cover sheets.
Folder 7: Introduction to The Recognitions by William GaddisAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout] draft, 20 pages and proof, 17 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Michael Millman to Gass (1993: January 21)
Folder 8: Joanna ScottAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 7 pages
Folder 9: John Barth Introduction, 1980: August 27Add to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages
Folder 10: John Hawkes - IntroductionAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 5 pages
Folder 11: Joseph CampbellAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 12: Julia Kristeva, an IntroductionAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 4 pages. Includes one page of biographical information on Kristeva
Folder 13: Lannon Introduction: William GaddisAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 7 pages plus one page of notes
Folder 14: The Last of the Avant-GardeAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 31 pages. 2 copies. Typescript [computer printout], 34 pages. Typescripts, 32 pages. Published in Reading the Americas, edited by Raymond L. Williams
Folder 15: Learning to Drive, 1993Add to your cart.
Uncorrected proofs, 11 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from J.D. McClatchy to Gass (1993: January 19)
Folder 16: A Lesson, 1999Add to your cart.
Galley proof, 2 pages. Includes typed letter, 1 page from Daniel Kunitz to Gass (1999: December 9). Published in Paris Review, No. 153 (Winter 1999-2000), 153-154
Folder 17: Lesson Here, 1996Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 2 pages. Written for the PEN/Faulkner gala, October 2, 1996
Folder 18: Letter to a Young LoutAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 9 pages. 2 copies. Includes 21 pages of partial drafts and fragments
Folder 19: Letter to the Editor of the Post Dispatch, 1998: September 30Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 4 pages. 4 copies. Typescript [computer printout], 2 pages. Typescript [computer printout] with corrections, 2 pages. Includes one fax cover sheet.
Folder 20: Listening Can ExplainAdd to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of 74 pages of partial drafts, fragments and notes. Published as "Gertrude Stein: Her Escape from Protective Language" in Accent 18, no. 4 (1958) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 21: Literary Landmarks: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Letter of T.S. EliotAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 2 pages. Proofs, 5 pages.  Includes fax cover sheet and typed letter signed, 1 page from Katherine Douglass to Gass (1999: December 6).  Published in Gateway Heritage
Box 58Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Masques of the Self, 1994: March 10Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy] with corrections, 5 pages. Includes fax cover sheet. Published in Harper's Magazine
Folder 2: The Melodies of Melanctha, 1999: FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 20 pages. 2 copies.  Written for Gertrude Stein at the Millennium, a conference organized by Steven Meyer at Washington University, February 5-7, 1999
Folder 3: Memories of Master Gaddis, 1999: May 6Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 7 pages. 2 copies. Memorial given at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, May 6, 1999. Also includes flight schedule to New York. Proof with corrections, 5 pages. Includes 3 fax cover sheets. Published in Conjunctions
Folder 4: Michael [9/11 exhibit text]Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 5 pages. Collaboration with Michael Eastman. Includes email correspondence with Mary Gass
Folder 5: Monumentality/MentalityAdd to your cart.
Typescript and autograph, 101 pages. Includes partial drafts, fragments and a typescript [photocopy] draft of lecture by Gass, December 1979. Typescript [photocopy], 19 pages. 2 copies. Published in Oppositions: A Journal for Ideas and Criticism in Architecture, No. 25 (Fall, 1982)
Folder 6: ...the moyles and moyles of it..., 1991Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 28 pages. Published in Landscape
Folder 7-8: The Moyles and Moyles of ItAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 23 pages. Typescript [computer printout], 57 pages.  Second typescript designated for the American Century Publishing Project. Includes correspondence with Ken Botnick and a photocopy of the essay published in The Yale Review as "Mississippi"
Folder 9: The Music of Prose, 1993Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 17 pages
Folder 10: The Nature and Narrative and its Philosophical Implications, 1996Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 30 pages. Delivered at the Faculty Seminar at Washington University, Spring 1996. Collected in Tests of Time
Folder 11: Novel and Narration, 1966Add to your cart.
Typescript, 10 pages. Includes 50 pages of partial drafts and autograph notes and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "A True Lie-Minded Man" in The Nation and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life as "The Medium of Fiction." Galley proofs are located in oversize
Folder 12: The Novel of the Americas for the 21st Century: Roundtable RemarksAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 10 pages. Typescript [computer printout], 4 pages. Includes fax cover sheet
Folder 13: On Reading to OneselfAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 20 pages, 4 copies. Typescript [Kenyon version], 15 pages. Typescript [photocopy], 13 pages. Typescripts with corrections, 26 pages. Originally titled On Reading
Folder 14: On So-Called Sacred GroundAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 11 pages. Gass's response to Arthur C. Danto's Battlefield as Texts: Reading Gettysburg. Copy of Danto's essay included
Folder 15: On Talking to OneselfAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 17 pages. Typescript, 18 pages. Typescripts, 45 pages. Galley proofs [photocopy] with correspondence, 5 pages.  Galley proofs located in oversize. Also includes information regarding the 1977 Washington University Board of Trustees Retreat. Originally titled "Learning to Talk" and given as the commencement address at Washington University, 1979: May 18
Box 59Add to your cart.
Folder 1: On the Relation of Morality to Art, 1987Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout] with corrections, 26 pages, 2 copies. Typescript with corrections, 28 pages. Galley proofs with correspondence, 14 pages.  Originally titled The Baby or the Botticelli
Folder 2: On Thinking Through a Little ProblemAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 24 pages. Includes 1 galley proof and materials toward the 1987 National Book Awards Dinner where Gass was a featured speaker
Folder 3: The Ontology of the Sentence, or How to Make a World of Words, 1977Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 41 pages. Lecture given at Cornell University in honor of Professor Max Black. Includes partial drafts, fragments and autograph notes. Published in The Cornell Review, No. 2 (Fall, 1977) and collected in The World Within the Word
Folder 4: The Origin of Extermination in the ImaginationAdd to your cart.
Typescripts, 24 pages. Galley proofs, 5 pages. Galley proofs located in oversize. Also includes materials from the Seventh Annual Bertram Morris Colloquium in Social Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 1983.  Originally published in The Philosophical Forum, Volume XVI, Nos. 1-2 (Fall-Winter 1984-1985)
Folder 5: Peter Klappert [introduction]Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 3 pages
Folder 6-7: Philosophy and the Form of Fiction, 1969Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 6 drafts, 149 pages. Includes 127 pages of partial drafts, fragments and autograph notes. Published in The Philosopher Critic (1969) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 8: Philosophy, Form and the Future of FictionAdd to your cart.
Typescripts, 19 pages
Folder 9: The Photo, the Forest, and the Park, 1992Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 11 pages. 2 copies. Foreword for Michael Eastman's The Forgotten Forest
Folder 10: Pictures at an ExhibitionAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 9 pages. Collaboration with Michael Eastman
Folder 11: Pierre Menard and MeAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 4 pages
Folder 12: Preface to the Dalkey Archive Edition of The Making of Americans Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 8 pages
Folder 13: Preface to The Franchiser by Stanley ElkinAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 39 pages
Folder 14: Proust at 100Add to your cart.
Typescript.  Consists of 38 pages of partial drafts and fragments. Published in New York Review of Books (1971:July 11) and collected in the World Within the Word
Box 60Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Reading ProustAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 6 pages
Folder 2: Recommendation for Lucian KrukowskiAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Includes Krukowski's ACLS project description.
Folder 3: Recommendation for Mr. SchulmanAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 4: Recommendation for Philip BossertAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Also includes Bossert's resume and other various articles.
Folder 5-6: Representation and the War for RealityAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 206 pages. Includes partial drafts, fragments, and autograph notes
Folder 7: RetrospectionsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 24 pages. 4 drafts
Folder 8: Richard Rudner MemorialAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 13 pages
Folder 9: Rilke and the Requiem: Reading VersionAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 31 pages
Folder 10: The Rites of ThingsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 27 pages
Folder 11: Romancing the MindAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 63 pages
Folder 12: Sacred TextsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 23 pages
Folder 13: Shears of the Censor, 1997: February 14Add to your cart.
Proof, 8 pages plus correspondence. 2 copies. Published in Harper's Magazine, April 1997
Folder 14: The Shut-In, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript and autograph. Consists of 22 pages of partial drafts and 8 pages of autograph notes. Collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 15-16: The Soul Inside the SentenceAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 192 pages. Also includes typescript [photocopy] reading version, 73 pages. Published in Salmagundi, No. 56 (Spring 1982)
Folder 17: Spit in the MitAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 4 pages. 2 copies. Included photocopy of final publication and typed letter signed from Samuel Moyn to Gass (1994: March 7). Published in Student Life
Box 61Add to your cart.
Folder 1: St. LouisAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 15 pages. Includes typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page from Gass to Charles Simmons (1993: April 27) and typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page from Simmons to Gass (1993: March 11). Published in Travel Holiday
Folder 2: Stanley ElkinAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 3 pages
Folder 3: Steven MillhauserAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 7 pages
Folder 4: The Still Life of ThingsAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 22 pages
Folder 5: The Story of the State of NatureAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 29 pages
Folder 6: Storytelling, Fiction, and Falsehood, 1995: DecemberAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout] with corrections, 13 pages. Given at the American Philosophical Association, December 1995
Folder 7: The Strike That Could Be a Home Run, 1994Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 4 pages
Folder 8: Stuttgart Seminar in Cultural StudiesAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout] and autograph, 62 pages. Includes notes and two essays, Talk on Form and Space
Folder 9: The Stylization of DesireAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 4 drafts, 35 pages. Includes partial drafts and fragments. Published in New York Review of Books (1969) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 10: Susan Sontag, 1992: April 22Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 4 pages
Folder 11: SweetsAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 30 pages
Folder 12: Temple of Texts, 1991Add to your cart.
Exhibit text. Typescript and typescript [photocopy]. Consists of 16 pages of heavily revised text--with revisions in three hands: Gass, Lorin Cuoco, and Holly Hall; 35 pages of lightly corrected drafts. Produced for exhibit: "A Temple of Texts"--Washington University Special Collections, January-May 1991. Published catalog, 1991
Folder 13: The Test of TimeAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 31 pages
Folder 14: There are Twenty Days in this Month, 1997Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 8 pages and typescript [photocopy], 8 pages
Folder 15: Tom Phillips' A HumumentAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 6 pages. 2 copies. Typescript [photocopy], 5 pages. Includes typed letter [photocopy] from Eric C. Banks to Gass (No date). Published in Artforum
Folder 16: TranslationAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 12 pages
Folder 17: The Trapezoidal Mind, 1996Add to your cart.
Proofs, 11 pages
Folder 18: Tribalism, Identity, and Ideology, 1993: December 27Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 8 pages. Typescript [photocopy] with corrections, 8 pages. Includes correspondence
Folder 19: Tribute to Chancellor Danforth [introduction]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages. 2 copies
Folder 20: The U-City Walk of FameAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 2 pages. 3 copies
Folder 21: Untitled essay for the Los Angeles Times, 1993Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 10 pages. Includes fax cover sheet and typed letter signed, 1 page from Alex Raksin to Gass
Folder 22: Untitled essay on Salman RushdieAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 8 pages
Folder 23: Upright Among Staring Fish, 1972Add to your cart.
Typescript, 16 pages of partial drafts and fragments and 1 set of galley proofs. A memoir of Nabokov occasioned by the publication of Transparent Things, published in Saturday Review of the Arts (1973: January 6) and collected in The World Within the Word. Galley proofs are located in oversize
Box 62Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Where There Anything in the World Worth Worship, 1994: May 24Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 12 pages. Published in New Letters, Volume 60, Number 4 (1994). Collected in Tests of Time
Folder 2: William DanforthAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 2 pages
Folder 3: Wyndham Lewis's Self Condemned, 1997Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 1 page. Includes fax cover sheet
Folder 4: Yusef KomunyakaaAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 5 pages
Sub-Series 2: ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Box 62Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Absurd Hero in American Fiction by David D. Galloway, 1967Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon] and typescript, 3 pages. Includes partial drafts and autograph notes. Published in The South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 66, Number 4 (1967)
Folder 6: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell: 1914-1944Add to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of 6 pages of partial drafts. Published in Book Week and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 7: The Bingo Game at the Foot of the Cross, 1962Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 14 pages. Review of Morte D'Urbain by J.F. Powers. Includes 35 pages of partial drafts and autograph notes. Published in The Nation and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 8: A Book at Bedtime, 1994Add to your cart.
Review of The Arabian Nights: A Companion by Robert Irwin. Typescript [computer printout], 11 pages plus correspondence and proof with corrections, 5 pages. Published in London Review of Books, Volume 16, Number 1, (1994: November 10).  Collected as "A Thousand and One Nights" in A Temple of Texts
Folder 9: The Book of Prefaces by Alasdair Gray, 2000Add to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 13 pages. Proof, 8 pages. Includes typed later signed, 1 page from Michelle Komie to John Sturrock (2000: September 6). Published as "Flattery and Whining" in the London Review of Books
Folder 10: The Burning Fountain by Philip Wheelwright, 1955Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 6 pages. Published in The Philosophical Review, Volume 65, Number 2 (1956)
Folder 11: Couples by John Updike, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 7 pages. Published as "Cock-a-doodle-doo" in New York Review of Books, Volume 10, Number 7 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 12: Descartes and the Dream Demon, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript and autograph. Consists of 17 pages of fragments and notes. Review of Vladimir Nabokov's King, Queen, Knave, published as "Mirror, Mirror" in New York Review of Books, Volume 10, Number 11 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 13: Dialogue with Eric Erikson by Richard I. Evans, 1967Add to your cart.
Typescript, typescript [carbon], and autograph, 6 pages. Includes partial drafts and autograph notes. Published as "Putting the Pieces Together" in Book Week (1967: May 21)
Folder 14: The Doomed in Their Sinking, 1972Add to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages. Review of The Savage God by A. Alvarez and Suicide by Jacques Choron, published in New York Review of Books, 1972: May 18. Includes 37 pages of partial drafts and 1 set of galley proofs. Collected in The World Within the Word
Folder 15: Emerson and the EssayAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 20 pages. Review of Representative Man, Ralph Waldo Emerson in his Time by Joel Porte and Emerson and Literary Change by David Porter.  Published in The Yale Review (Spring, 1982). Includes partial drafts
Folder 16: The Ethical Idealism of Matthew Arnold by William Robbins, 1959Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 6 pages. Published in The Philosophical Review, Volume 70, Number 3 (1961)
Folder 17: Ford Madox: From Apprentice to Craftsman by Carol Ohmann and Critical Writings of Ford Madox Ford edited by Frank MacShane, 1965Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], heavy revision, 2 drafts, 5 pages. Includes partial drafts and autograph notes. Published in South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 64, Number 3 (1965)
Folder 18: From Some Ashes, No Bird Rises, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript and autograph, 26 pages. Consists of partial drafts and notes. Review of Phoenix: the Posthumous Papers of D.H. Lawrence, published in New York Review of Books Volume 11, Number 2 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 19: Genoa by Paul Metcalf, 1966Add to your cart.
Typescript, 10 pages of partial drafts and 3 pages of autograph notes. Published in New York Times Book Review (1966: June 19)
Folder 20: Genuis and Lust: A Journey Through the Major Writings of Henry Miller by Norman Mailer, 1973Add to your cart.
Typescript, 13 pages. Includes 30 pages of partial drafts. Published in New York Times Book Review (1976: October 24) and collected as "Food and Beast Language" in The World Within the Word
Folder 21: The Great American Novels by Philip Roth, 1973Add to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of 27 pages of partial drafts, autograph notes, and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "The Sporting News" in New York Times Book Review (1973: May 31)
Folder 22: Harold Monroe and the Poetry Bookshop by Joy Grant, 1967Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages. Published in The South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 67, Number 1 (1968)
Folder 23: Howl House, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript and autograph, 16 pages. Consists of partial drafts and notes. Review of Temptation to Exist by E.M. Cioran, published as "The Evil Demiurge" in New York Review of Books, Volume 11, Number 3 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 24: Humanism by Moses Hadas (World Perspectives series)Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 25: Imagining Borges and His BooksAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 23 pages. Consists of partial drafts and fragments, news release and a clipping. Review of The Book of Imaginary Books by Jorge Luis Borges with Margarita Guerrero, Conversation with Jorge Luis Borges by Richard Burgin and The Narrow Act: Borges' Art of Allusion by Ronald Christ
Box 63Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Juliette by the Marquis de Sade, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript and autograph. Consists of 10 pages of partial draft and autograph notes. Published as "Written with a Hose" in New York Times Book Review (1968)
Folder 2: Killing Time by Thomas Berger, 1967Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 pages. Includes 10 pages of draft fragments. Published as "Fumbling Sleight of Hand" in New York Times Book Review (1967: September 17)
Folder 3: Letters from Ludwid Wittgenstein with a Memoir by Paul Engelmann, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript, 5 pages. Published as "Wittgenstein--A Man and a Half" in The New Republic (1968: June 22) and collected as "The Memory of a Master" in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 4: Malcom Lowry by Douglas Day, 1973Add to your cart.
Typescript, 27 pages. Includes 108 pages of partial drafts and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "Malcolm Lowry's Inferno: I" and "Malcolm Lowry's Inferno: II" in New York Review of Books (1973: November 29 and December 13) and collected as "Malcolm Lowry" in The World Within the Word
Folder 5: Many Mothers, 1992Add to your cart.
Review of Frank Lloyd Wright by Meryle Secrest. Typescript [computer printout], 8 pages
Folder 6: The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Volume 5 translated by Arthur MachenAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 4 pages
Folder 7: Mr. Blotner, Mr. Feater and Mister Faulkner, 1974Add to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of 225 pages of partial drafts, fragments and autograph notes and 1 set of galley proofs from New York Review of Books. Review of Faulkner: A Biography by Joseph Blotner, published as "Facts on Faulkner" in New York Review of Books, (1974: June 27) and collected in The World Within the Word
Folder 8: My Year in the No-Man's Bay by Peter Handke, 1998Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 11 pages. 2 copies. Published as "Sidelonging"
Folder 9: Our Knowledge of Fact and Value by Everett Hall, 1963Add to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of 7 pages of partial drafts and autograph notes. Published in The Philosophical Review, Volume 72, Number 4 (1963)
Folder 10: Paul Valery, 1972Add to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of 115 pages of partial drafts, fragments and autograph notes. Review of The Collected Works of Paul Valery published as "Paul Valery: Crisis and Resolution" and "Paul Valery: The Later Poems and Prose" in New York Review of Books (1972: August 20) and (1972: August 27) and collected in The World Within the Word
Folder 11: A Philosophy of the Real and the Possible by Harry Todd, 1955Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], moderate revision, 2 drafts, 4 pages. Includes 1 partial draft. Published in The Philosophical Review , Volume 64, Number 3 (1955)
Folder 12: Poetic Discourse by Isabell Hungerland, 1958Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon]. Includes 25 pages of partial drafts. Published in The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Volume 65, Number 2 (1956)
Folder 13: Pricksongs and DescantsAdd to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of 9 pages of fragments. Review of Descants by Robert Coover published in New York Times Book Review, Volume 119, Number 40811 (1969) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 14: Rainer Maria Rilke. Life of a Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke by Ralph Freedman and Uncollected Poems: Rainer Maria Rilke selected and translated by Edward Snow, 1996: FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 15 pages
Folder 15: Sartre on Theatre by Jean-Paul Sartre compiled and edited by Michel Contat and Michel Rybalka, 1976Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 36 pages. Includes 77 pages of partial drafts and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "Theatrical Sartre" in New York Review of Books (1976: October 14) and collected in The World Within the Word
Folder 16: So Much Nearer by J.A. Richards, 1965Add to your cart.
Typescript and autograph. Consists of 10 pages of partial drafts and autograph notes. Published as "The Snares of Meaning" in The New Republic (1968: May 11)
Folder 17: Three Photos of Colette, 1977Add to your cart.
Typescript. Consists of 122 pages of fragments and partial drafts and 1 set of galley proofs. Review of The Complete Claudine by Colette.  Published in New York Review of Books (1977: April 14).
Folder 18: Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Act by Donald Barthelme, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 pages. Includes 10 pages of draft fragments. Published as "The Leading Edge of the Trash Phenomenon" in New York Review of Books, Volume 10, Number 8 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 19: The Wages of War Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma, 1994Add to your cart.
Proof, 5 pages
Folder 20: What Is Remembered by Alice B. Toklas, 1963Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages. Includes 6 pages of partial drafts. Published in The South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 62, Number 4 (1963)
Folder 21: William James: A Biography by Gay Wilson Allen, 1967Add to your cart.
Typescript, 8 pages. Includes 21 pages of partial drafts and 7 pages of autograph notes. Published as "A Spirit in Search of Itself" in Book Week (1967) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life
Folder 22: Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy, 1973Add to your cart.
Typescript and autograph. Consists of 23 pages of draft fragments and autograph notes. Published in New York Times Book Review (1973: June 24) and collected in The World Within the World
Sub-Series 3: Short StoriesAdd to your cart.
Box 64Add to your cart.
Folder 1: At Horseshoes, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], light revision, 2 drafts, 30 pages. Includes 2 partial drafts and additional draft fragments. Note by Gass indicates that this piece was intended to be a part of Omensetter's Luck
Folder 2: The Bard, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Typescript, 79 pages. Note by Gass indicated that this was his first story
Folder 3: The GreenhuntAdd to your cart.
Typescript, moderate revision, 2 drafts, 161 pages
Folder 4: I Wish You Wouldn'tAdd to your cart.
Typescript, moderate revision, 48 pages. Includes 5 partial drafts
Folder 5: Nail SoupAdd to your cart.
Typescript, includes partial drafts, 13 pages
Folder 6: Retirement Plan, 1950-1956Add to your cart.
Typescript, 26 pages. Includes 5 partial draft. Note by Gass that this was his second story
Folder 7: Sugar CrockAdd to your cart.
Typescript, consists of draft fragments. This story was apparently originally conceived as a part of a larger work, "The Clairvoyant." Published in Art and Literature, Number 9
Sub-Series 4: PoetryAdd to your cart.
Box 64Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The StatuesAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 9: To Howard, 1991: July 12Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Sub-Series 5: InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Box 64Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Brans, Jo - William Gass: Games of the Extremes, 1985Add to your cart.
Galleys [photocopy], 7 pages. Includes photocopy of published version, 22 pages. Published in Southwest Review (Autumn 1985) and reprinted in Listen to the Voices, 1988
Folder 11: Breadloaf interview, 1974Add to your cart.
Typescript with corrections, 31 pages. Includes correspondence
Folder 12: Burnside, Gordon - The Winter Poet: An Interview with William H. Gass, 1979Add to your cart.
Photocopy of published version, 14 pages. Published in Theory and Society, Volume 8 (1979)
Folder 13: Castro, Jan Garden - An Interview with William Gass, 1981Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy] with corrections, 43 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page, from Castro to Gass (1981: February 8). Published in Ade Bulletin, Number 70 (Winter 1981)
Folder 14: A Conversation with Stanley Elkin and William H. Gass by Jeffrey L. Duncan, 1976Add to your cart.
Photocopy of published version, 16 pages. The Iowa Review, Volume 7, Number 1 (Winter 1976)
Folder 15: Esrock, Ellen Joann - Interview with William Gass June 1984, 1984: JuneAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 20 pages
Folder 16: French, Ned - Against the Grain: A Conversation with William H. Gass, 1972Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 28 pages (verbatim transcript). Typescript [photocopy], 20 pages (edited manuscript). Photocopy of published version, 9 pages. Published in The Harvard Advocate, 1973
Folder 17: Heath, William, 1968Add to your cart.
Typescript, 16 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page, from Heath to Gass (1968: April 11)
Folder 18: Hix, H.L. - An Interview with William H. GassAdd to your cart.
Typescript with corrections, 25 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Hix to Gass (1999: August 20). Published in The Writer's Chronicle (February 2001)
Box 65Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Janssens, G.A.M. - An Interview with William Gass, 1979Add to your cart.
Photocopy of published version, 11 pages. Published in the Dutch Quarterly Review of Anglo-American Letters, Volume 9 (1979)
Folder 2: Kaposi, Idiko - A Talk with William H. GassAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy] with corrections, 18 pages. Includes offprint. Published in the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Volume 3, Number 1 (1997)
Folder 3: LeClaire, Thomas - A Conversation with William Gass, 1976Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 18 pages. Two photocopies of published version, 10 pages. Published in the Chicago Review, Volume 30, Number 2 (Autumn 1978)
Folder 4: LeClaire, Thomas - William Gass: The Art of Fiction LXV, 1977Add to your cart.
Photocopy of published version. Published in The Paris Review, Number 70 (1977)
Folder 5: Levasseur, Jennifer and Kevin Rabalais - Interview with William H. Gass 2/20/99, 1999: February 20Add to your cart.
Typescript with corrections, 14 pages. Includes email exchange between Michelle Komie and Rabalais, email exchange between Gass and Rabalais, and typed letter signed from Rabalais to Gass (1999: March 8)
Folder 6: Lubarsky, Jared - An Interview with William Gass, 1977Add to your cart.
Typescript, 12 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page, from Lubarsky to Gass (1978: February 10). Published in Eigo Seinen
Folder 7: McCauley, Carole Spearin - Fiction Needn't Say Things - It Should Make Them Out of Words: An Interview with William H. GassAdd to your cart.
Photocopies of published versions, 13 pages and 7 pages. Published in The Falcon, Number 5 (Winter 1972) and reprinted in The New Fiction, 1974
Folder 8: Morrow, Bradford - An Interview with William Gass, 1983Add to your cart.
Photocopy of published version, 15 pages. Published in Conjunctions, Volume 4 (1983)
Folder 9: Mullinax, Gary - An Interview with William Gass, 1972Add to your cart.
Photocopy of published version, 6 pages. Published in the Delaware Literary Review, Volume 1, Number 1 (Spring 1972)
Folder 10: Pepper, Thomas and Jan Garden Castro - ...called house six "...Language Is What It's All About..."Add to your cart.
Typescript, 37 pages
Folder 11: Piqeras, Belén, 1996Add to your cart.
Typescript with corrections, 7 pages plus correspondence
Folder 12: Pole Vaulting in Top Hats: A Public Conversation with John Barth, William Gass, and Ishmael Reed - University of North Dakota, 1975Add to your cart.
Typescript, 34 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page, from James McKenzie to Gass (1974: July 2) and clippings
Folder 13: Posnock, Ross - William Gass: An Interview, 1972Add to your cart.
Photocopy of the published version, 6 pages. Published in Hika, Volume XXXV, Number 1 (Fall 1972)
Folder 14: Saltzman, Arthur M. - An Interview with William GassAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of published version, 14 pages. Published in Contemporary Literature, Volume XXV, Number 2 (Summer 1984)
Folder 15: Stafford, William T., moderator - A Colloquy with William H. GassAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 33 pages and photocopy of published verision, 21 pages. Published in Modern Fiction Studies, Volume 29, Number 4 (1983)
Folder 16: Symposium transcript of William Gass, Grace Paley, Walker Percy, and Donald Barthelme, 1975Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 30 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page, from James Boatwright to Gass (1976: January 22)
Folder 17: Unidentified interview with William GassAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 19 pages
Folder 18: Unidentified interview with William Gass, 1979Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 40 pages
Folder 19: Unidentified interview with William Gass, 1995; August 15Add to your cart.
Typescript, 10 pages
Folder 20: White, Jay, 1977: February 3Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 9 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 2 pages, from White to Gass (1977: May 19) and photocopy of published version, 6 pages. Published in Colorado State Review, Volume VI, Number 2 (1977)
Folder 21: Winner, David - Gass Interview -- 3/17/71, 1971: March 17Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 42 pages. Published in Student Life
Folder 22: Ziegler, Heide - Interview with William H. Gass, 1979Add to your cart.
Photocopy of published version, 18 pages. Published in The Radical Imagination: Interviews with Novelists, 1982
Folder 23: Ziegler, Heide - William H. Gass in Germany, 1996Add to your cart.
Photocopy of published version, 5 pages. Published in Anglistik, Volume 7, Number 1 (1996)
Sub-Series 6: College Essays and DissertationAdd to your cart.
Box 66Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Aristotlean Elements in Sidney's ApologieAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 12 pages
Folder 2: Each '...Is a Rose...' Is DifferentAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 14 pages
Folder 3: Eliot's StairsAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 8 pages
Folder 4: The Equivocation of the FiendAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 17 pages
Folder 5: F.S.C. Northrop: An Instance of the Aesthetic FallacyAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 24 pages
Folder 6: "If we imagine a neo-classic critic like Dryden, Pope or Johnson..."Add to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages
Folder 7-17: A Philosophical Investigation of MetaphorAdd to your cart.
Dissertation. 16 folders. 11 of 16 folders housed in box 66. 5 of 16 folders housed in box 67.
Box 67Add to your cart.
Folder 1-5: A Philosophical Investigation of MetaphorAdd to your cart.
Dissertation. 16 folders. 11 of 16 folders housed in box 66. 5 of 16 folders housed in box 67.
Folder 6: Sermon On SubstanceAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 50 pages
Folder 7: "This is an inquiry about a pair of lines"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 10 pages
Folder 8: This Matter of Philosophic StyleAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 12 pages
Folder 9: "Would it be just to say that for Sidney the highest kind of literature would be a moral fable?"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Folder 10: Yeat's Blesses DamozelAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 8 pages
Sub-Series 7: Miscellaneous ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Box 67Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Consists of typescript and autograph partial drafts and fragments of reviews and prose, notes, outlines and poemsAdd to your cart.
61 pages. Includes some notes by Lorin Cuoco and others.

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