By William H. Gass
Enter the elegant, upside-down / inside-out global of William H. Gass . . . subsequently the place the Eyes have it each which approach, together with up . . . in a stunning new choice of novellas and tales (six in all) from some of the most respected writers of our time, writer of 16 books, between them, the universally acclaimed The Tunnel ("An notable achievement"--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post); Middle C("Exhilaratingly ingenious"--Cynthia Ozick, The long island instances booklet Review cover); and Life Sentences ("A literary miracle"--The manhattan Observer).
This enthralling, Gassian trip starts off with "In Camera," an research into what's prone to increase while a probably illicit choice of images turns into the item of a grasping salesman's loving eyes . . . In "Charity," a tender attorney, whose enterprise it really is to maintain medical institution gear in truth produced, bargains an easy reward and is dropped at the ambiguous middle of charity itself. "Don't Even try out, Sam" tells of the battered, outdated piano Dooley Wilson performs in Casablanca as it complains in an interview of its remedy throughout the making of the image. "Soliloquy for a Chair" is simply that, a rumination through a folding chair in a barber store that's eventually bombed . . . and in "The Toy Chest," Disneylike creatures tackle human roles and concerns and reside in an environment of a child's imagination.
A excellent fantasia; every one, quintessentially Gass; each one, a virtuoso delight.
From the Hardcover edition.