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William H. Gass: The Soul Inside the Sentence

Welcome to the digital companion to the "William H. Gass: The Soul Inside the Sentence" exhibition in Olin Library, March - July 2013, examining the life and work of William H. Gass, an esteemed American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, photographer and former philosophy professor.

Explore drafts of published and unpublished writings, recordings of his interviews and readings, photographs and scans of important documents and objects that have shaped his life. You will also find an essay, "My Memories of the Service," which Gass wrote specifically for this digital exhibit.

Click here find out more about William H. Gass and his literary papers at Washington University Libraries Special Collections.

Use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of each page to reach Joel Minor, the curator of the Modern Literature Collection, if you have questions, requests, rights concerns, etc.

To navigate the digital exhibit, click on the category you wish to see, then one of the subcategories that will appear below the main categories. Select an item below the subcategories to see its metadata and to view it up close. Click on the banner to return to the main page.


Created by Joel Minor and Sarah Schnuriger. Design work and technical support by Shannon Davis. Special thanks to William and Mary Gass for their donations and loan that made this digital exhibit possible.