In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

And Other Stories
Product Number: EB00318169
Released: Nov 04, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781590177914
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Description

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 novellas and three short stories it contains are all set in the Midwest, and together they offer a mythical reimagining of America's heartland, with its punishing extremes of heat and cold, its endless spaces and claustrophobic households, its hidden and baffled desires, its lurking threat of violence. Exploring and expanding the limits of the short story, Gass works magic with words, words that are as squirming, regal, and unexpected as the roaches, boys, icicles, neighbors, and neuroses that fill these pages, words that shock, dazzle, illumine, and delight.

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Series: NYRB Classics
Original Publish Date: Nov 04, 2014

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