Friday, February 05, 2010

Omensetter's Luck: brief addendum

This is just to say that if you really want to get a handle on the novel, you should pay little heed to my maundering--which is okay as far as it goes but only goes so far. Instead, you should read the relevant chapter in HL Hix's Understanding William H. Gass. It doesn't clarify everything, but it clarifies a lot. It's funny(?)--Hix is a poet, and I saw him do a reading a few years back, before I had read anything by Gass or knew that there was any connection between the two of them. Which is really too bad, because it would be great to be able to talk to him on the subject. I mean, how often do you meet an expert on so recondite an author as Gass?


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