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William H. Gass Papers (MSS051)

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William H. Gass Papers (MSS051), 1948-2015 | MSS Manuscripts

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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


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Manuscripts],
[Series 3: Material Towards Books],
[Series 4: Manuscripts By Others],
[Series 5: Personal Papers],
[Series 6: Ephemera],
[Series 7: Realia],
[Series 8: Audiovisual],
[Series 9: Print Materials],
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Series 3: Material Towards BooksAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Omensetter's LuckAdd to your cart.
Box 68Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Outline and notesAdd to your cart.
Typescript and autograph, 35 pages
Folder 2: Early draft materialAdd to your cart.
Typescript and autograph, 100 pages
Folder 3: Early draft, 1954Add to your cart.
Typescript, 49 pages
Folder 4: Rough notes and partial typescript draftAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 126 pages
Folder 5: Rough notes and partial typescript draftAdd to your cart.
Typescript and autograph, 99 pages
Folder 6: Roughs 1Add to your cart.
Typescript draft, 169 pages
Folder 7: Roughs 2Add to your cart.
Typescript and autograph draft, 107 pages
Folder 8: Final revision roughsAdd to your cart.
Typescript and autograph draft, 89 pages
Box 69Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Partial typescript and autograph draft and notes with correctionsAdd to your cart.
128 pages
Folder 2: Partial typescript draft with minimal correctionsAdd to your cart.
114 pages
Folder 3: Typescript draft with correctionsAdd to your cart.
140 pages
Folder 4-5: Typescript draft with minimal correctionsAdd to your cart.
212 pages
Folder 6-7: Typescript draft with no revisionAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-300. Pages 301-433 are located in Box 70, Folder 1. 3 folders in total
Box 70Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript draft with no revisionAdd to your cart.
Pages 301-433. Pages 1-300 are located in Box 69, Folder 6-7. 3 folders in total
Folder 2-3: Typescript draft with correctionsAdd to your cart.
214 pages
Folder 4: Typescript [carbon] draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
139 pages
Folder 5: Typescript [carbon] draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
213 pages
Folder 6-7: Typescript drafts with minimal corrections - The Triumph of Israbestis TottAdd to your cart.
205 pages
Folder 8: Typescript draft with corrections - The Love and Sorrow of Henry PimberAdd to your cart.
Includes autograph revision notes. 123 pages
Box 71Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Early typescript draft material - The Reverend Jethro Furber's Change of HeartAdd to your cart.
155 pages
Folder 2: Early typescript draft material - The Reverend Jethro Furber's Change of HeartAdd to your cart.
146 pages
Folder 3: Early typescript draft material - The Reverend Jethro Furber's Change of HeartAdd to your cart.
160 pages
Folder 4: Typescript draft with minimal corrections - The Reverend Jethro Furber's Change of HeartAdd to your cart.
113 pages
Folder 5-6: Typescript draft with minimal corrections - The Reverend Jethro Furber's Change of HeartAdd to your cart.
309 pages
Folder 7: Typescript draft with minimal corrections - Chapter TwoAdd to your cart.
63 pages
Box 72Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Typescript draft - Final revision copyAdd to your cart.
431 pages
Folder 4: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - Omensetter's Luck: AfterwordAdd to your cart.
14 pages
Folder 5: Revision notesAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 6: Dust jacketAdd to your cart.
Dust jacket for Penguin edition. 1 item
Folder 7: Dust jacket copy text for the Penguin editionAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Folder 8: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
18 pages
Sub-Series 2: In the Heart of the Heart of the CountryAdd to your cart.
Box 73Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript draft with corrections - PrefaceAdd to your cart.
130 pages
Folder 2-3: Typescript draft with correctionsAdd to your cart.
281 pages
Folder 4: Typescript draft with corrections - The Pedersen KidAdd to your cart.
137 pages
Folder 5: Typescript draft with corrections - The Pedersen Kid, 1953Add to your cart.
78 pages
Folder 6: Typescript draft with minimal corrections - The Pedersen KidAdd to your cart.
137 pages
Folder 7: Typescript [carbon] draft with minimal corrections - The Pedersen KidAdd to your cart.
78 pages
Box 74Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript draft fragments with corrections - The Pedersen KidAdd to your cart.
25 pages
Folder 2: Typescript and typescript [carbon] draft with corrections - Mrs. MeanAdd to your cart.
117 pages
Folder 3: Typescript draft with minimal corrections - Mrs. MeanAdd to your cart.
60 pages
Folder 4: Typescript draft fragments with corrections - Mrs. MeanAdd to your cart.
63 pages
Folder 5-6: Typescript draft with corrections - IciclesAdd to your cart.
175 pages
Folder 7: Typescript draft fragments with corrections - IciclesAdd to your cart.
10 pages
Folder 8: Typescript draft fragments with corrections - Order of InsectsAdd to your cart.
47 pages
Folder 9-10: Typescript drafts and fragments with corrections - In the Heart of the Heart of the CountryAdd to your cart.
179 pages
Folder 11: Typescript draft with minimal corrections - In the Heart of the Heart of the CountryAdd to your cart.
40 pages
Folder 12: Typescript [carbon] draft with no corrections - In the Heart of the Heart of the CountryAdd to your cart.
41 pages. Draft for the New American Review
Folder 13: Typescript [photocopy] draft with no corrections - In the Heart of the Heart of the CountyAdd to your cart.
34 pages. Draft for Purdue reading
Box 75Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Printer's final copy [carbon]Add to your cart.
274 pages
Folder 3: Page proofsAdd to your cart.
224 pages
Folder 4: Bound page proofsAdd to your cart.
224 pages
Folder 5: Galley proofsAdd to your cart.
2 items. Located in oversize
Sub-Series 3: Willie Masters' Lonesome WifeAdd to your cart.
Box 76Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript draft with corrections - Roughs 1Add to your cart.
91 pages
Folder 2: Typescript draft with corrections - Roughs 2Add to your cart.
149 pages
Folder 3: Typescript [photocopy] sent to TriQuarterlyAdd to your cart.
54 pages
Folder 4: Typescript draft with minimal corrections - Reading versionAdd to your cart.
29 pages "Imagine the Imagination Imagining"
Folder 5-6: Photocopies of published bookAdd to your cart.
Bound, 4 copies
Folder 7: Typescript [photocopy] with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
42 pages
Box 76.1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Negative flatsAdd to your cart.
Located in folio oversized.
Sub-Series 4: On Being BlueAdd to your cart.
Box 77Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript draft fragments with correctionsAdd to your cart.
121 pages
Folder 2: Typescript draft fragments with correctionsAdd to your cart.
126 pages
Folder 3: Typescript [photocopy] draft with correctionsAdd to your cart.
38 pages
Folder 4: Typescript [photocopy] draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
98 pages
Folder 5: Typescript and typescript [photocopy] draft fragments with correctionsAdd to your cart.
57 pages
Folder 6: Galley proofs, masterAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize
Folder 7: Printer's sheetsAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize
Folder 8: Dust jacketsAdd to your cart.
4 items
Sub-Series 5: The World Within the WordAdd to your cart.
Box 78Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Typescript [photocopy] draft with minimal correctionsAdd to your cart.
440 pages
Folder 4-6: Setting copyAdd to your cart.
440 pages
Folder 7: Master set, first proof galley proofsAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize
Folder 8: Dust jacket sampleAdd to your cart.
1 item
Sub-Series 6: The TunnelAdd to your cart.
Box 79Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Notes and NotionsAdd to your cart.
246 pages
Folder 3: Armband created by Gass, circa 1992Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 4: Early drawingsAdd to your cart.
44 pages
Folder 5: ArtworkAdd to your cart.
47 pages plus oversize materials. Includes sample dust jackets. Some material is located in oversize
Folder 6: Artwork/cartoon poemAdd to your cart.
12 pages
Folder 7: Early roughsAdd to your cart.
163 pages
Folder 8: RoughsAdd to your cart.
75 pages
Box 80Add to your cart.
Folder 1-5: Typescript drafts with correctionsAdd to your cart.
948 pages. Folders 1-5 contain 750 pages.  See Box 81, Folders 1-2 for remaining 198 pages.
Box 81Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript drafts with correctionsAdd to your cart.
948 pages. Folders 1-2 contain 198 pages.  See Box 80, Folders 1-5 for remaining 750 pages.
Folder 3-4: Typescript draft with minimal correctionsAdd to your cart.
270 pages
Folder 5-6: Rough draftAdd to your cart.
396 pages
Box 82Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript draft with corrections - Life in a ChairAdd to your cart.
271 pages
Folder 3: Typescript draft with corrections - Mad MegAdd to your cart.
23 pages
Folder 4-5: Typescript draft with corrections - Koh Whistles Up a WindAdd to your cart.
230 pages
Folder 6: Typescript draft with corrections - We Have Not Lived the Right LifeAdd to your cart.
153 pages
Folder 7: Typescript draft with corrections - August BeesAdd to your cart.
30 pages
Folder 8: Typescript draft with corrections - Uncle Balt and the Nature of BeingAdd to your cart.
67 pages
Box 83Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript draft with corrections and typescript [photocopy] - The Old FolksAdd to your cart.
241 pages
Folder 3: Typescript draft with corrections - CULPAdd to your cart.
154 pages
Folder 4: Typescript [computer printout] draft with corrections - A FugueAdd to your cart.
2 pages
Folder 5: Typescript draft with minimal corrections - The BarricadeAdd to your cart.
9 pages
Folder 6: Typescript draft - At Death's DoorAdd to your cart.
30 pages
Folder 7-8: Typescript draft [photocopy] with corrections and typescript draft [photocopy] - Why Windows Are Important to MeAdd to your cart.
126 pages
Folder 9: Typescript draft [photocopy] - KristallnachtAdd to your cart.
32 pages
Folder 10-11: Typescript draft with corrections and typescript draft [photocopy] - First Winter of My Married LifeAdd to your cart.
241 pages
Folder 12-13: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Child AbuseAdd to your cart.
18 pages
Box 84Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript draft [photocopy] - ForeskinnedAdd to your cart.
25 pages
Folder 3: Typescript draft [photocopy] - The Curse of ColleaguesAdd to your cart.
94 pages
Folder 4: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Planmantee ParticularlyAdd to your cart.
19 pages
Folder 5: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Governal: Goes to HeavenAdd to your cart.
27 pages
Folder 6: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Herschel HoneyAdd to your cart.
26 pages
Folder 7: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Around the HouseAdd to your cart.
93 pages
Folder 8-9: Typescript and typescript [photocopy] draft with minimal corrections - Susu, I Approch You in My DreamsAdd to your cart.
145 pages
Folder 10: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Down and DirtyAdd to your cart.
24 pages
Folder 11: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Learning to DriveAdd to your cart.
31 pages
Folder 12: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Being a BigotAdd to your cart.
22 pages
Box 85Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript draft with corrections and typescript draft [photocopy] - The Cost of EverythingAdd to your cart.
199 pages
Folder 3: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Do RiversAdd to your cart.
18 pages
Folder 4: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Outcast on the Mountains of the HeartAdd to your cart.
18 pages
Folder 5-6: Typescript draft [photocopy] - AuntsAdd to your cart.
151 pages
Folder 7: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Mother Makes a CakeAdd to your cart.
23 pages
Folder 8: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Blood on the Living Room FloorAdd to your cart.
32 pages
Folder 9: Typescript draft [photocopy] - Outcast on the Mountains of the HeartAdd to your cart.
26 pages
Folder 10-11: Typescript draft [computer printout], no correctionsAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-300. Pages 301-1118 are located in Box 86, Folder 1-6. 8 folders in total
Box 86Add to your cart.
Folder 1-6: Typescript draft [computer printout], no correctionsAdd to your cart.
Pages 301-1118. Pages 1-300 are located in Box 85, Folder 10-11. 8 folders in total
Box 87Add to your cart.
Folder 1: LayoutAdd to your cart.
9 pages
Folder 2-5: TypescriptAdd to your cart.
502 pages
Folder 6: Edited manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-150. Pages 151-1125 are located in Box 88, Folder 1-6. Pages 1126-1215 are located in Box 89, Folder 1. 8 folders in total
Box 88Add to your cart.
Folder 1-6: Edited manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Pages 151-1125. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 87, Folder 6. Pages 1126-1215 are located in Box 89, Folder 1. 8 folders in total
Box 89Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Edited manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Pages 1126-1215. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 87, Folder 6. Pages 151-1125 are located in Box 88, Folder 1-6. 8 folders in total
Folder 2-6: First ProofAdd to your cart.
675 pages
Box 90Add to your cart.
Folder 1-5: Second ProofAdd to your cart.
660 pages
Folder 6: Second proof with final proof collated inAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-150. Pages 151-660 are located in Box 91, Folder 1-4. 5 folders in total
Box 91Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Second proof with final proof collated inAdd to your cart.
Pages 151-660. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 90, Folder 6. 5 folders in total
Folder 5-6: Page proofsAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-300. Pages 301-674 are located in Box 92, Folder 1-3. 5 folders in total
Box 92Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Page proofsAdd to your cart.
Pages 301-674. Pages 1-300 are located in Box 91, Folder 5-6. 5 folders in total
Folder 4-7: Page proofs [photocopy]Add to your cart.
Pages 1-600. Pages 601-674 are located in Box 93, Folder 1. 5 folders in total
Box 93Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Page proofs [photocopy]Add to your cart.
Pages 601-674. Pages 1-600 are located in Box 92, Folder 4-7. 5 folders in total
Folder 2: Miscellaneous page proofsAdd to your cart.
28 pages
Folder 3-7: Copy edited typescriptAdd to your cart.
674 pages
Box 94Add to your cart.
Folder 1-5: Typescript draft [computer printout], no correctionsAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-1000. Pages 1001-1118 are located in Box 95, Folder 1. 6 folders in total
Box 95Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript draft [computer printout], no correctionsAdd to your cart.
Pages 1001-1118. Pages 1-1000 are located in Box 94, Folder 1-5. 6 folders in total
Folder 2-3: Typescript draft [photocopy], no correctionsAdd to your cart.
310 pages
Folder 4-5: Typescript draft [photocopy], no correctionsAdd to your cart.
310 pages
Folder 6: Typescript draft [computer printout], no corrections. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Gass to Holly Hall (1992: December 27)Add to your cart.
Pages 1-150. Pages 151-1050 are located in Box 96, Folder 1-6. Pages 1051-1118 are located in Box 97, Folder 1. 8 folders in total
Box 96Add to your cart.
Folder 1-6: Typescript draft [computer printout], no corrections. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Gass to Holly Hall (1992: December 27)Add to your cart.
Pages 151-1050. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 95, Folder 6. Pages 1051-1118 are located in Box 97, Folder 1. 8 folders in total
Box 97Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript draft [computer printout], no corrections. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Gass to Holly Hall (1992: December 27)Add to your cart.
Pages 1051-1118. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 95, Folder 6.  Pages 151-1050 are located in Box 96, Folder 1-6. 8 folders in total
Folder 2: Galley proof - We Have Not Lived the Right LifeAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize
Folder 3: Uncorrected galley proof - Being a BigotAdd to your cart.
Published in New Letters. Located in oversize
Folder 4: Dust jacketAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize
Folder 5: Layout and design instructionsAdd to your cart.
54 pages
Folder 6: German translation of a portion of The TunnelAdd to your cart.
103 pages
Folder 7: Dalkey Archive Casebook Studies Series, 2000Add to your cart.
A Casebook on William H. Gass's The Tunnel edited by H.L. Hix. 47 pages
Folder 8-11: Audiobook recording emailsAdd to your cart.
Includes emails from Lorin Cuoco, audiobook case artwork samples, various notes, and photographs of the recording studio and William Gass. Pages 1-600. Pages 601-924 are located in Box 98, Folder 1-3. 7 folders in total
Box 98Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Audiobook recording emailsAdd to your cart.
Includes emails from Lorin Cuoco, audiobook case artwork samples, various notes, and photographs of the recording studio and William Gass. Pages 601-924. Pages 1-600 are located in Box 97, Folders 8-11. 7 folders in total
Folder 4: CD cover layout proofsAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize
Box 99Add to your cart.
Item 1: Master copy audiobook CDsAdd to your cart.
CDs 1- 28.  CDs are 29-46 located in Box 100. 46 CDs in total.
Box 100Add to your cart.
Item 1: Master copy audiobook CDsAdd to your cart.
CDs 29-46. CDs 1- 28 are located in Box 99. 46 CDs in total.
Item 2: Final copy audiobook CDsAdd to your cart.
46 CDs
Item 3: Audiobook excerpt CDAdd to your cart.
1 CD
Item 4: Video of the launch of the audiobook recording of The Tunnel at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York, 2006: February 22Add to your cart.
1 CD
Item 5: Audio of the launch of the audiobook recording of The Tunnel at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York, 2006: February 22Add to your cart.
1 CD
Box 101Add to your cart.
Item 1: Preliminary audiobook CDsAdd to your cart.
46 CDs
Item 2: Outtake audiobook CDAdd to your cart.
1 CD
Sub-Series 7: The Habitations of the WordAdd to your cart.
Box 102Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Typescript [photocopy] with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
428 pages
Folder 4-6: Printer's copyAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-300. Pages 301-429 are located in Box 103, Folder 1-2. 5 folders in total
Box 103Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Printer's copyAdd to your cart.
Pages 301-429. Pages 1-300 are located in Box 102, Folder 4-6. 5 folders in total
Folder 3: Dust jacket sampleAdd to your cart.
1 item
Sub-Series 8: Finding a FormAdd to your cart.
Box 103Add to your cart.
Folder 4-6: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - First versionAdd to your cart.
577 pages
Folder 7: Typescript [computer printout] with minimal correctionsAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-150. Pages 151-595 are located in Box 104, Folder 1-3. 4 folders in total.
Box 104Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Typescript [computer printout] with minimal correctionsAdd to your cart.
Pages 151-595. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 103, Folder 3. 4 folders in total.
Folder 4: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - Containers of Consciousness, 1995Add to your cart.
1 page with fax cover sheet
Folder 5: Typescript [computer printout] with corrections - Pulitzer: The People's PrizeAdd to your cart.
12 pages
Folder 6: Typescript [computer printout] with corrections - A Failing Grade for the Present TenseAdd to your cart.
35 pages
Folder 7: Typescript [photocopy] with corrections - Finding a FormAdd to your cart.
29 pages. Includes note that this was delivered at a Colloquium for the English Department, 1994: September 22
Folder 8: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - Finding a FormAdd to your cart.
30 pages. Includes one autograph page of notes by Gass
Folder 9: Typescript [computer printout] draft with corrections - A Fiesta for the FormAdd to your cart.
36 pages
Folder 10: Typescript [computer printout] draft with not corrections - The Language of Being and DyingAdd to your cart.
23 pages. Includes galley proofs for a review of The Encyclopedia of the Dead by Danilo Kis, translated by Michael Henry Heim, by Gass
Folder 11: Typescript [fax] draft with no corrections - At Death's Door: WittgensteinAdd to your cart.
17 pages
Folder 12: Typescript [photocopy] with no corrections - AutobiographyAdd to your cart.
26 pages
Folder 13: Typescript [computer printout] drafts with no corrections - AutobiographyAdd to your cart.
58 pages
Box 105Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript [computer printout], typescript [photocopy], and autograph with no corrections - AutobiographyAdd to your cart.
47 pages. As appeared in Harper's, The Art of Self: Autobiography in an Age of Narcissism
Folder 2: Typescript [computer printout] draft with corrections - Story of the State of NatureAdd to your cart.
26 pages
Folder 3: Typescript [computer printout] drafts with minimal corrections - Story of the State of NatureAdd to your cart.
116 pages. Includes some background materials and correspondence
Folder 4: Typescript [computer printout] drafts with corrections - Nature, Culture, and CosmosAdd to your cart.
29 pages
Folder 5: Typescript [photocopy] and typescript [computer printout] drafts with minimal corrections - SimplicitiesAdd to your cart.
113 pages. Includes some correspondence and galley proofs. Galley proofs are located in oversize
Folder 6: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections - The Book as a Container of ConsciousnessAdd to your cart.
16 pages
Folder 7: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - The Book as a Container of Consciousness, 1994Add to your cart.
6 pages. As submitted to the Riverfront Times, 1994: August 10
Folder 8-9: Typescript [computer printouts] drafts - The Book as a Container of ConsciousnessAdd to your cart.
212 pages. 5 drafts with no corrections, 1 draft with corrections. Also includes a clipping and photocopy of article
Folder 10: Typescript [photocopy] with no corrections - The Books as a Container of ConsciousnessAdd to your cart.
Bound, 33 pages
Box 106Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Page proof, first passAdd to your cart.
353 pages
Folder 4-6: Second page proofAdd to your cart.
353 pages
Folder 7: Printer's copyAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-150. Pages 151-473 are located in Box 107, Folder 1-2. 3 folders in total.
Box 107Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Printer's copyAdd to your cart.
Pages 151-473. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 106, Folder 7. 3 folders in total.
Folder 3-5: Master proof, first passAdd to your cart.
353 pages
Folder 6: Master proof, second passAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-150.  Pages 151-354 are located in Box 108, Folder 1-2. 3 folders in total.
Box 108Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Master proof, second passAdd to your cart.
Pages 151-354. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 107, Folder 6. 3 folders in total.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous revised pagesAdd to your cart.
61 pages
Folder 4: Layout of Pulitzer: The People's PrizeAdd to your cart.
4 pages
Sub-Series 9: Tests of TimeAdd to your cart.
Box 108Add to your cart.
Folder 5-7: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections - 1st version, rearranged at resubmitted in December 2000Add to your cart.
420 pages
Folder 8: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - 2nd draft with source material, 2001: January 11Add to your cart.
Pages 1-79. Pages 80-517 are located in Box 109, Folder 1-3. 4 folders in total.
Box 109Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - 2nd draft with source material, 2001: January 11Add to your cart.
Pages 80-517. Pages 1-79 are located in Box 109, Folder 8. 4 folders in total.
Folder 4-6: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
420 pages
Box 110Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
400 pages
Folder 4-6: Typescript [photocopy] draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
429 pages. Includes some photocopied background materials.
Box 111Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Typescript [photocopy] draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
457 pages
Folder 4: Typescript [photocopy] draft with no corrections - Anywhere but KansasAdd to your cart.
22 pages. Includes typescript [photocopy] with corrections from Michael Anderson of the New York Times Book Review and photocopy of article as it appeared in the New York Times Book Review, "On Experimental Writing: Some Clues for the Clueless"
Folder 5: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - Anywhere but KansasAdd to your cart.
12 pages
Folder 6: Typescript drafts with corrections - Invisible CitiesAdd to your cart.
147 pages
Folder 7: Miscellaneous typescript and typescript [photocopy] drafts with and without corrections - Invisible CitiesAdd to your cart.
41 pages
Folder 8: Typescript [photocopy] with corrections as appeared in VIA  - Invisible CitiesAdd to your cart.
73 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Neil Sandvold to Gass (1985: August 25)
Box 112Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections - I've Got a Little ListAdd to your cart.
26 pages
Folder 2: Typescript [photocopy] draft with no corrections - I've Got a Little ListAdd to your cart.
26 pages
Folder 3: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections, early draft- Quotations from Chairman FlaubertAdd to your cart.
46 pages
Folder 4: Typescript [photocopy] draft with no corrections - Quotations from Chairman FlaubertAdd to your cart.
64 pages
Folder 5: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - Quotations from Chairman FlaubertAdd to your cart.
61 pages
Folder 6: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections - There Was an Old WomanAdd to your cart.
45 pages
Folder 7-9: Page proof, first passAdd to your cart.
324 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Lydia Grunstra to Gass (2003: February 4)
Folder 10-11: Page proof, second passAdd to your cart.
325 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Lydia Grunstra to Gass (2002: August 5)
Box 113Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Photocopies of portions of books referenced in Tests of TimeAdd to your cart.
103 pages
Folder 3: Quotations from Chairman Flaubert translated from the French by Francis Steegmuller and complied by GassAdd to your cart.
Typescript [computer printout], 12 pages. 2 copies
Sub-Series 10: Cartesian Sonata and Other NovellasAdd to your cart.
3 folders
Box 113Add to your cart.
Folder 4-6: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
337 pages
Folder 7: Typescript draft [computer printout] with no corrections, 1997: April 22Add to your cart.
Pages 1-150. Pages 151-337 are located in Box 114, Folder 1-2. 3 folders in total.
Box 114Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript draft [computer printout] with no corrections, 1997: April 22Add to your cart.
Pages 151-337. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 113, Folder 7. 3 folders in total.
Folder 3-5: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections, 1997: April 22Add to your cart.
337 pages
Folder 6: Typescript draft [computer printout] with no corrections - Bead and Breakfast, 1995Add to your cart.
90 pages
Folder 7: Typescript and autograph draft with corrections - The ClairvoyantAdd to your cart.
Consists of draft fragments and notes, 40 pages. Published in location, Vol 1, no. 1 (1964)
Box 115Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Printer's copyAdd to your cart.
338 pages
Folder 4-5: Page proof, rough pages, master, 1997: November 10Add to your cart.
276 pages
Folder 6: LayoutAdd to your cart.
5 pages
Folder 7: Page proof, 1997: December 17Add to your cart.
Pages 1-150. Pages 151-276 are located in Box 116, Folder 1. 2 folders in total.
Box 116Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Page proof, 1997: December 1Add to your cart.
Pages 151-276. Pages 1-150 are located in Box 115, Folder 7. 2 folders in total.
Folder 2-3: Page proof, master proof, 2nd pass, 1997: December 23Add to your cart.
276 pages
Folder 4: Bound uncorrected proofAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 11: Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of TranslationAdd to your cart.
Box 116Add to your cart.
Folder 5-6: Worksheets for the translation of Rilke poemsAdd to your cart.
245 pages
Box 117Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Worksheets for the translation of Rilke poemsAdd to your cart.
272 pages
Folder 3: Worksheets of the Duino ElegiesAdd to your cart.
75 pages
Folder 4-5: Typescript draft [computer printout] with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
205 pages
Folder 6-7: Typescript draft [computer printout] with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
Box 118Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Typescript draft [computer printout] with no corrections, 1998: September 2Add to your cart.
205 pages
Folder 3-4: A Sheaf of Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, Arranged in Order of Their Completion translated by GassAdd to your cart.
137 pages
Folder 5-6: Galley proofsAdd to your cart.
235 pages
Folder 7: Layout proofsAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize
Folder 8: Richard Howard blurbAdd to your cart.
1 page
Folder 9: Dust jacket sampleAdd to your cart.
3 pages. Includes correspondence
Folder 10: Proof of The Seventh Elegy with corrections, 1998Add to your cart.
3 pages. Includes correspondence. Published in Conjunctions
Folder 11: ReviewsAdd to your cart.
15 pages
Folder 12: 3 1/2" Floppy disk of Elegies 1 - 10Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 12: The Writer in PoliticsAdd to your cart.
Box 119Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dust jacketsAdd to your cart.
2 items
Sub-Series 13: Fiction and the Figures of LifeAdd to your cart.
Box 119Add to your cart.
Folder 2: PrefaceAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Folder 3: Uncorrected proofAdd to your cart.
294 pages, bound. From Harper & Row, Publishers
Folder 4: Dust jacket samplesAdd to your cart.
3 items
Sub-Series 14: Life SentencesAdd to your cart.
Box 119Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Typescript [photocopy] draft with corrections - LustAdd to your cart.
12 pages
Folder 6: Typescript [photocopy] draft with no corrections - Lust, 1997Add to your cart.
13 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Robert C. Solomon to Gass (1997: September 22)
Folder 7: Proof with corrections - Lust, 1998Add to your cart.
11 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Lynn Gemmell to Gass (1998: July 22). As published in Wicked Pleasures: Meditations on the Seven "Deadly" Sins
Sub-Series 15: A Temple of Texts: EssaysAdd to your cart.
Box 119Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Typescript [computer printout] draft with no corrections - A Defense of the BookAdd to your cart.
172 pages
Folder 9: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - Dis.coveryAdd to your cart.
34 pages. Published as A Defense of the Book
Folder 10: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - DiscoveriesAdd to your cart.
24 pages. Delivered at AARL, 1998: June 26. Published as A Defense of the Book
Folder 11-13: Page proofs with correctionsAdd to your cart.
413 pages
Sub-Series 16: Middle CAdd to your cart.
Box 120Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript draft [computer printout] with no correctionsAdd to your cart.
121 pages
Folder 2: Typescript [computer printout] with no corrections - The Apocalypse MuseumAdd to your cart.
17 pages
Folder 3: Typescript draft [computer printout] with no corrections - CharityAdd to your cart.
78 pages
Folder 4: Typescript draft [computer printout] with no corrections - In CameraAdd to your cart.
81 pages
Folder 5: Page proof - CharityAdd to your cart.
48 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Michael Bergstein to Gass (2001: March 12)
Folder 6: Page proof - Middle C, 2000Add to your cart.
Photocopy, 6 pages. Published in Stand Magazine
Folder 7-9: Page proof with correctionsAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-450. Pages 451-580 are located in Box 121, Folder 1. 4 folders in total.
Box 121Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Page proof with correctionsAdd to your cart.
Pages 451-580. Pages 1-450 are located in Box 120, Folder 7-9. 4 folders in total.
Folder 2: Uncorrected proofAdd to your cart.
400 pages, bound

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