Cartesian Sonata: And Other Novellas by William H. Gass

By William H. Gass

From the award-winning writer of The Tunnel and Finding a Form -- 4 interrelated novellas that discover brain, topic, and God. within the first novella, Gass redefines Descartes' philosophy. God is a author in a relentless nation of fumble. brain is represented via a housewife who's a modern day Cassandra. And topic is, what (and who) else however the helpless and stressed husband of brain.

In the novella that follows, the idea that of salvation is explored via fabric possessions--a number of kitsch--as a touring businessman is slowly misplaced within the sheer surfeit of subject in a small Illinois city. In one other, Gass explores the mind's skill to flee. a tender lady transforming into up in ruralIowa reveals herself wasting contact with the actual global as she loses herself within the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop.

And in The grasp of mystery Revenges, God looks within the kind of Descartes' evil demon, Lucifer, as Gass chronicles the lifetime of a tender guy named Luther and his improvement from his devilish early life to his demonic maturity. A profound exploration of fine and evil, philosophy and motion, choked with the wit and magnificence that experience outlined the paintings of William Gass.

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