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The Book That Made Me a Reader

On King Arthur and Thomas Mann's Disorder and Early Sorrow

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William Gass

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About the Author

William Gass

William H. Gass—essayist, novelist, literary critic—was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He is the author of seven works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Life Sentences, A Temple of Texts, and Tests of Time. Gass is a former professor of philosophy at Washington University. He lives with his wife, the architect Mary Gass, in St. Louis.