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Willie Masters" lonesome wife

William H. Gass

Willie Masters" lonesome wife

by William H. Gass

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Published by Northwestern University Press in [Evanston, Ill.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Limited ed. of 400 copies, of which 100 are numbered and signed by the author.

Statementby William H. Gass. Designed by Lawrence Levy. Photography by Burton L. Rudman.
SeriesTriQuarterly supplement no. 2, Tri-quarterly -- no. 2.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3557.A845 W5 1968
The Physical Object
Pagination[63] p.
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17753775M

Abstract. The aim of this case study, like the previous one, is to further demonstrate that the pages of a previously regarded ‘difficult’ novel, in this case William H. Gass’s Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife (), can be dealt with and critically interpreted by understanding the implications that visual devices have on the reading process. To achieve this, each page will be approached Author: Simon Barton. The exhibition Lonesome Wife takes its title from ‘Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife’, a book by the experimental American novelist William H. Gass.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.3/5(1). Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife 57 than language itself, language which ceaselessly calls into question all origins"s-then we might have to place Gass on the side of book, work, and authority. Indeed, Gass' work reveals an ambivalence on this matter of textuality and authority-an ambivalence that obtains in much of postmodern American fiction.

In this paean to the pleasures of language, Gass equates his text with the body of Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, to advance the conceit that a parallel should exist between a woman and her lover and a book and its Masters' Lonesome WifeBrand: MR William H Gass. Postmodernist fiction will do that! This is a typical postmodern piece of fiction called WILLIE MASTERS’ LONESOME WIFE by William H. Gass. It seems to me that, while critical opinion is kind of divided over Gass’ fiction, the brilliance of his essays is almost universally agreed upon.


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Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) [William H. Gass] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife Cited by:   Willie Master's Lonesome Wife () by William H. Gass, first published as TriQuarterly Supplement Number Two, is an innovative mini-novel which features black and white photographs of a nude model, who resembles a modern Madame Bovary or Molly Bloom in a text written as an interior monologue, a narrative technique that reveals the female perspective, as Babs considers the concept.

In this homage to the pleasures of language, William Gass equates his text with the body of Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, to explore the relationship between a woman and her lover, as well as a book and its reader.

Disappointed by her inattentive husband/reader, Babs engages in an exuberant display of the physical charms of language to entice both her new lover and the reader.4/5(1). willie masters' lonesome wife By William Gass. eviewing a novella of so few pages affords the luxury (note the undertone, please) of reread as well as read--that reread without which, as Roland Barthes points out, no critical act is ever possible.

Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife. American Literature Series. William H. Gass. In this paean to the pleasures of language, Gass equates his text with the body of Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, to advance the conceit that a parallel should exist between a.

William Howard Gass (J – December 6, ) was an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, critic, and philosophy professor. He wrote three novels, three collections of short stories, a collection of novellas, and seven volumes of essays, three of which have won National Book Critics Circle Award prizes and one of which, A Temple of Texts (), won the Truman Capote Genre: Creative nonfiction, metafiction.

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Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife. By Nathaniel Tarn. is the wife of one Willie Masters, suffers and will suffer the embraces of anonymous and indisoriminate men. Disappointed by her inattentive husband/reader, Babs engages in an exuberant display of the physical charms of language to entice an illicit new lover: a man named Gelvin in one sense, but more importantly, the reader of this "essay-novella" which, in the years since its first appearance in as a supplement to TriQuarterly, has attained the status of a postmodernist Laurence 4/5(1).

Here, reading Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife is likened to making love to Willie Master’s lonesome wife. It ought to be done with care. As Marion Blau explains, “The stupidity of thinking that simulated titillation may in any way substitute for a genuine act of love becomes readily apparent” (44).

The book, first published in as a limited-edition, hard-cover supplement to Tri-Quarterly, soon became a postmodern classic, and remains in print.

Along with early typescript and manuscript drafts of Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife, the William H. Gass Papers contain a reading version typescript that Gass used at readings.

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Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife. William H. Gass. TriQuarterly / Northwestern University Press, Octavo. Gass equates his text with the body of Babs Masters, the lonesome wife of the title, to advance the conceit that a parallel should exist between a woman and her lover and a book and its reader.

Disappointed by her inattentive husband. Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife, which appeared as a special supplement in TriQuarterly literary journal in and was republished in book form by Dalkey Archive in The experiment revolves around the titular character Babs Masters, whose sexual history and growing sexual arousal are represented via a variety of signifiers, including.

In a essay he would later develop into a book, Robert J. Clements considers the oral tradition behind the novella form as helping him “define its length as long enough for a dry split birch log to be consumed by a blazing bivouac fire.” That image was still popping inwhen Graham Good, in the journal NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction.

His novella Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife ()—a woman’s reflections on her life and on language—makes use of typographical and other visual devices. Gass’s lush, acrobatic style has been criticized by some as being achieved at the expense of characterization, plot, and such conventions as.

Best book in the language after Cervantes’s “Don Quixote.” “On Being Blue” and “Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife,” by William Gass, are disguised as novellas, but both are really.