William Gass and John Gardner

March 1979
New Republic;3/10/79, Vol. 180 Issue 10, p25
Presents a transcription of the discussion between novelists William Gass and John Gardner during a Fiction Festival sponsored by the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and the United States National Endowment for the Arts. Discussion of the use of language in fiction which is inherently moral; Act of writing from different motives; Moral value of writing a novel; Aesthetic value of creating fiction; Concept of character in fiction.


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