Eyes

Eyes by William H. Gass

Following last fall's reissue of his seminal In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, William Gass returns with a new collection of short fiction that looks at how we see things and, more provocatively, how things see us. Some of these stories are narrated by objects—in one story, the narrator is a folding chair in a men's barber shop and it shares its impressions of its fellow chairs and the people who sit on them; in another, the narrator is the piano from Casablanca who dishes about the actors' on-set drama and its life as a film prop. Displaying Gass' usual blend of the profound and the profane, Eyes shows he still has one of the best imaginations in the business. – Kenneth Loosli

Other Books Mentioned in This Piece: 
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country: And Other Stories (NYRB Classics) By William H. Gass, Joanna Scott (Introduction by) Cover Image
By William H. Gass, Joanna Scott (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177648
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Published: NYRB Classics - November 4th, 2014

Eyes by William H. Gass

Following last fall's reissue of his seminal In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, William Gass returns with a new collection of short fiction that looks at how we see things and, more provocatively, how things see us. Some of these stories are narrated by objects - in one story, the narrator is a folding chair in a men's barber shop and it shares its impressions of its fellow chairs and the people who sit on them; in another story, the narrator is the piano from Casablanca who dishes about the actors' on-set drama and its life as a film prop. Displaying Gass' usual blend of the profound and the profane, Eyes shows he still has one of the best imaginations in the business. — Kenneth Loosli

Other Books Mentioned in This Piece: 
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country: And Other Stories (NYRB Classics) By William H. Gass, Joanna Scott (Introduction by) Cover Image
By William H. Gass, Joanna Scott (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177648
Availability: Not currently available
Published: NYRB Classics - November 4th, 2014