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Three Essays: Reflections on the American Century

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Cultural Studies. Autobiography. Visual Arts.THREE ESSAYS presents the work of three of America's most distinguishedwriters--Gerald Early, William H. Gass, and Naomi Lebowitz. Each essayoffers the personal experience of the author: Early on growing up in anItalian neighborhood in Philadelphia, Gass on the presence of theMississippi River in the life of a city, and Lebowitz ...more
Published January 1st 2000 by Washington University in St Louis
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I liked all three, but my favorite was the Gerald Early one, about growing up in Philidephia & music.
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William Howard Gass (born July 30, 1924) is an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, and former philosophy professor.

Gass was born in Fargo, North Dakota. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Warren, Ohio, where he attended local schools. He has described his childhood as an unhappy one, with an abusive, racist father and a passive, alcoholic mother; critics would later cit
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