Book List in Order: 12 titles

  • A dazzling new collection -- two novellas and four short stories from one of the most revered writers of our time, author of seven books of fiction, among them The Tunnel, Middle C, and Cartesian Sonata. It begins with "In Camera," the first of th...


  • First published in 1968, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country established William Gass as one of America’s finest and boldest writers of fiction, and nearly fifty years later, the book still stands as a landmark of contemporary fiction. The two...


  • Gass’s new novel moves from World War II Europe to a small town in postwar Ohio. In a series of variations, Gass gives us a mosaic of a life -- futile, comic, anarchic -- arranged in an array of vocabularies, altered rhythms, forms and tones, and b...



  • From the award-winning author of The Tunnel and Finding a Form--four interrelated novellas that explore Mind, Matter, and God. In the first novella, Gass redefines Descartes' philosophy. God is a writer in a constant state of fumble. Mind is represen...


  • While writing the introduction to his magnum opus, a moral history of Hitler's Germany, a middle-aged historian finds himself writing instead a history of himself and secretly digging a tunnel out of his own basement. Reprint....


  • 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 reader....










  • """The most important work of fiction by an American in this literary generation."" -The New RepublicNow celebrating the 50th anniversary of its publication, Omensetter''s Luck is the masterful first novel by the author of The Tunnel, Middle C, On Be...