Eyes: Novellas and Stories by William H. Gass

By William H. Gass

Enter the chic, upside-down / inside-out international of William H. Gass . . . as a consequence the place the  Eyes  have it each which means, together with up . . . in a stunning new number of novellas and tales (six in all) from probably the most respected writers of our time, writer of 16 books, between them, the universally acclaimed The Tunnel ("An striking achievement"--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post); Middle C("Exhilaratingly ingenious"--Cynthia Ozick, The long island instances publication Review cover); and Life Sentences ("A literary miracle"--The big apple Observer).

This spell binding, Gassian trip starts off with "In Camera," an research into what's more likely to enhance while a almost certainly illicit choice of photos turns into the thing of a grasping salesman's loving eyes . . . In "Charity," a tender attorney, whose enterprise it truly is to maintain health center gear truthfully produced, deals an easy present and is dropped at the ambiguous center of charity itself. "Don't Even test, Sam" tells of the battered, outdated piano Dooley Wilson performs in Casablanca as it complains in an interview of its remedy through the making of the image. "Soliloquy for a Chair" is simply that, a rumination by way of a folding chair in a barber store that's eventually bombed . . . and in "The Toy Chest," Disneylike creatures tackle human roles and concerns and dwell in an environment of a child's imagination.

A excellent fantasia; each one, quintessentially Gass; every one, a virtuoso delight.

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