PASSAGES

“William Howard Gass (July 30, 1924 – December 6, 2017), was an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, critic, and philosophy professor. He penned 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 (2006), won the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism. His 1995 novel The Tunnel received the American Book Award. His 2013 novel Middle C won the 2015 William Dean Howells Medal.” From Wiki.

William Gass read, thought and wrote from a chair, like most writers do. Yes there are exceptions, Malcom Lowry worked from a “standing desk” long before they were object nouveau in office furnishing.

Here is  a passage from The Tunnel, by William H. Gass, read by Victor Enns, recorded “live off the desk.”

from Correct in this Culture, “On the seventh daywritten and read by Victor Enns

 

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