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Printout draft of "Dis.covery," later published as "In Defense of the Book," in Harper's Magazine, Australian Financial Review, Los Angeles Times, The Best American Essays of 2000, and as a chapbook, then collected in A Temple of Texts.

An invitation to the "In Defense of the Book" presentation by William H. Gass at the Washington University Houston Club.

Printout of an address given by Gass to the Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, published in Conjunctions: 33 (1999). This address was adapted from the essay, "William Gaddis and His Goddamn Books," published in A Temple of Texts and…

Book covers for two editions of A Defense of the Book by William H. Gass. Designed by Ken Botnick. St. Louis, MO: Emdash, 2001 Published in Harper’s Magazine (November 1999) and A Temple of Texts, New York: Knopf, 2006

Paperback cover of ATemple of Texts: Essays by William H. Gass, Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, 2007.
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