Tag: William Gass

The eternal battle between Gardner and Gass

At Bad Eminence, a lengthy, well-written post on the somewhat contentious (but always respectful) argument between William Gass and John Gardner on the purpose of fiction.  I am in Gass’ camp, myself, but it’s worthwhile to note that his fiction and his theories on same often contradict each other; just because Gass has doubts about

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