“fiction is what i really want to write,” he confessed in one interview, but, he knew , “people are less interested in it, they really prefer my essays” between 1970 and 2012, gass published seven collections of them, including “fiction and the figures of life,” “habitations of the word,” and “finding a form. New york, knopf, 1978 the house vi book, with peter eisenman boston, godine, 1980 habitations of the word: essays new york, simon and schuster 1985 words about the nature of things st louis, washington university, 1985 a temple of texts st louis, washington university, 1990 finding a form: essays. Le corbusier essay 2772 words 12 pages le corbusier charles-edouard jeanneret is an internationally known influential swiss architect and city planner, whose the unite d' habitation was a first, both for le corbusier and the ways in which to approach such a large complex to accommodate roughly 1,600 residents. As word wars are rampant, as speech clutters and cuts, creating human happiness and pain, i feel a duty to point people toward gass's essay “the soul inside the sentence” from his book habitations of the word it is a startling read touching on what words do, how they are created, who creates them, how. Habitations of the word by william h gass new york: simon and schuster 1985 288 pp $1795 in his most recent collection of essays, habitations of the word, william h gass confirms his position as the foremost living american proponent of art for art's sake this, however, is not to make the suggestion that he is an.
It is in emerson and the essay (first published in 1982 and republished in 1985 in habitations of the word) that gass first formulates his new literary creed: have we digressed he asks i hope so for we must what is a stroll without a stop, a calculated dawdle the indulgence of several small delays indeed, he. 4 as exposed in some of his essays, most notably “in terms of the toenail: fiction and figures of life” (gass 1970: 55-76), but 6 “we are inclined to think that in metaphors only one term is figurative  but this inclination should be resisted it is habitations of the word new york: simon & schuster gass, w h 1996. This essay traces some of the experimental precursors to contemporary electronic typography—from marinetti's parole in libertà to george maciunas “ if language is indeed the limit of our world,” writes literary critic william gass in habitations of the word, “then we must find another, larger, stronger, more. Mixing the rigor of a philosopher with the passion of a novitiate, he was a three- time winner of the national book critics circle award for criticism, for his essay collections “habitations of the word” (1984), “finding a form” (1996) and “tests of time” (2002) a former student of max black, a noted philosopher.
Habitations of the word: essays cornell university press 91-101 gass, william h 1998 cartesian sonata and other novellas new york: basic books green, keith and jill lebihan 1996 critical theory and practice a coursebook london: routledge hix, h l 2002 understanding william h gass columbia: university. Habitation (hæbɪteɪʃən ) word forms: habitations uncountable noun habitation is the activity of living somewhere [formal] the recent survey found that 20 percent of rented dwellings are unfit for human habitation cobuild advanced english dictionary copyright © harpercollins publishers word frequency.
Habitations of the word has 60 ratings and 6 reviews mj said: the final selection of gass's essays i had left to complete was as riveting and astronomic. Reading version of the soul inside the sentence, a section of habitations of the word habitations of the word - first edition habitations of the word dust jacket the habitations of the word lecture gass delivering his essay the habitations of the word with an introduction by stanley elkin. Tests of time: essays (american literature series) £999 paperback in the heart of the heart of the country: and other stories (new york £999 paperback the world within the word: essays (scholarly series) (american literature ( dalkey £1150 habitations of the word (cornell paperbacks) 11 sep 1997.