A portion of the master proof of The Tunnel: includes cover letter, memo, routing slips, dust jacket, acknowledgement, artwork and title pages and the first three chapters of the novel. Includes light proof corrections.
Three proposed cover images for the paperback edition of The Tunnel. The first image is the one used for the book.
A college essay by Gass on the techniques of Shakespeare.
Four captions written by Gass about the terrorism attacks of September 11, 2001, sent to photographer and friend, Michael Eastman, to accompany his Polaroid photographs of the event, for exhibit at the Missouri Historical Society in September 2002.…
One typescript draft of an essay written by Gass reviewing two books: The Savage God by A. Alvarez and Suicide by Jacques Choron, published in the May 18, 1972 issue of The New York Review of Books, and collected in The World Within the Word.
Typescript draft fragments and autograph notes for Gass's review of Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy, published in June 24, 1973 issue of The New York Review of Books, and collected in The World Within the Word.
College essay by Gass about the refrain in poetry, with comments and grade by Professor Daiches.
Two letters and one document outlining Gass's layout and design intructions for The Tunnel, some of which were rejected by the publisher.
Early narrative outline of Omensetter's Luck plot points and chapters.
Two early typescript drafts of the beginning of Omensetter's Luck,with some autograph corrections by the author.