William Gass

Lorin Cuoco, 1954-2019

By Joel Minor on August 15, 2019

It is with great sadness that we pause to note the death of Lorin Cuoco, a longtime advocate for literature and the arts, especially in the St. Louis area, who was also an accomplished editor, writer, poet, administrator, and interviewer. This recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch contain...

William Gaddis Remembered

By Rose Miyatsu on December 17, 2018

Twenty years ago, on December 16, 1998, American lost one of its greatest postmodern novelists when William Gaddis passed away at the age of 75. Today, we celebrate Gaddis’ life with an overview of the Modern Literature Collection‘s William Gaddis Papers at the Washington University Librari...

Gardner and Gass: A Friendship in Letters

By William Youngblood and Joel Minor on March 21, 2018

On the evening of October 24, 1978, William H. Gass and John Gardner stepped onto a stage at the University of Cincinnati. For two hours they held forth in debate on a topic close to the heart of both men: the nature and purposes of fiction. Those in attendance, and those reading and listening la...

William H. Gass: His Life and Legacy

By ksinger on March 7, 2018

William H. Gass: His Life and Legacy Washington University will host a tribute to the life and work of William H. Gass. The event will take place April 6, 2018 on Washington University’s Danforth campus. Manuscripts and other materials from the William H. Gass Papers will be on view in Olin Libra...

Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part 3

By William Youngblood on February 19, 2018

 The April 6 activities celebrating the life and legacy of William H. Gass are starting to take shape. We will have photographs, manuscripts and other materials on view, his friends, colleagues and fellow writers speaking about Gass and reading his work, and a reception. Please save the afternoon...

Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part 2

By William Youngblood on January 19, 2018

The Modern Literature Collection is pleased to announce that Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting a tribute to the life and work of William H. Gass. The event will take place on April 6th, 2018 on Washington University’s Danforth campus. More details, including special guests ...

Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part I

By Joel Minor and William Youngblood on December 8, 2017

We were saddened to hear of the death of William H. Gass, at the age of 93. As the many obituaries and tributes have attested and will attest, with his passing we have lost an important and still-active voice in American letters (Eyes, a collection of short stories and novellas was published in 2...

Exploring the Literary World of William H. Gass

By Jody Mitori on September 22, 2016

Symposium on Sept. 23 will feature a keynote address from WU alumna Susan Bernofsky and an exhibit from WU Libraries’ Special Collections By Jody Mitori In the fall of 2015, William H. Gass Fellow Matthias Göritz and Ignacio Infante, an associate professor of comparative literature and Spanish, w...

International Writers Center Exhibit Now on View in Olin

By Julie Hale on September 15, 2016

A new exhibit, International Writers Center: Read Globally, Act Locally, is now on display in Olin Library’s grand staircase foyer. The exhibit features photos, books, correspondence, and ephemera connected to celebrated author William Gass and his 10-year tenure as director of WU’s I...