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by William H. Gass
Artists procrastinate. They also persist. What is certain is that we carry ideas around for longer than we know, and part of the artistic venture is unearthing the source.
The main struggle is the question of whether or not the human race, given its bloody history, deserves to go on, to survive.
At 7,900 words strong and encompassing 79 titles, this is the only 2013 book preview you will ever need.
No one has written a better introduction to Gass’s fiction than he does here, laying out why he wrote his magnum opus in one stark sentence: “I wrote The Tunnel out of the conviction that no race or nation is better than any other, and no nation or race is worse.”
At 8,400 words strong and encompassing 81 titles, this is the only 2012 book preview you will ever need.
For the Luddite writer who wants to put her royalties where her mouth is, I offer the choicest trade secrets...plus a Top 10 list of eBook-resistant texts.
Suggestions for readers who really own a stage.
Amid all the lists to round out the year, we offer a new installment of our annual Year in Reading series: an anti-list, as it were.