Gass Reading from Middle C
Gass, William H., 1924---Middle C.
A portion of Gass's reading at Washington University in St. Louis, titled "How to Behave Around Books." Gass read from an essay, "I Live in a Library," and excerpts from his newly-published novel, Middle C.
The reading was part of an event to celebrate Middle C and the exhibition in Special Collections, "William H. Gass: The Soul Inside the Sentence." A reception and book signing followed.
This video contains the first half of the Middle C portion of the reading. The entire reading, including introductory remarks by Joel Minor, the curator of the Modern Literature Collection, and William Danforth, Chancellor Emeritus, is available on YouTube.