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Stanley Elkin introduces Gass and then Gass delivers his essay "The Habitations of the Word" to an audience in the Hurst Lounge on the Washington University in St. Louis campus.

Interview with William Gass for the KWMU radio program, "Literary Profiles." Interviewed by Lorin Cuoco, Gass discusses his childhood, education, interest in writing and reading, philosophy and literature, etc. At the 10 minute mark Gass reads from…

First edition dust jacket for Habitations of the Word by William H. Gass, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.

National Book Critics Circle Award for Habitations of the Word, 1985.

Reading version of Gass's essay, originally published in Salmagundi 56 (Spring 1982) and collected for Habitations of the Word. Photocopy of a typescript draft, with autograph corrections and notes.
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