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On Being Blue

[Paperback]

by William H. Gass

    • Author

      William H. Gass

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      The New York Review of Books, Inc

    • Published

      March 2014

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      On Being Blue is a book about everything blue-sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things-and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do. Gass writes: Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional range. Sad reds and melancholy yellows are difficult to turn up. Among the ancient elements, blue occurs everywhere: in ice and water, in the flame as purely as in the flower, overhead and inside caves, covering fruit and oozing out of clay. Although green enlivens the earth and mixes in the ocean, and we find it, copperish, in fire; green air, green skies, are rare. Gray and brown and widely distributed, but there are no joyful swatches of either, or any of the exuberant black, sullen pink, or acquiescent orange. Blue is therefore most suitable as the color of interior life. Whether slick light sharp high bright think quick sour new and cool or low deep sweet dark soft slow smooth heavy old and warm: blue moves easily among them all, and all profoundly qualify our states of feeling.

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      • Author

        William H. Gass

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        The New York Review of Books, Inc

      • Published

        March 2014

      • Edition

        Main

      • Weight

        132g

      • Page Count

        112

      • Dimensions

        127 x 203 x 8 mm

      • ISBN

        9781590177181

      • ISBN-10

        1590177185

      • Eden Code

        4646327

      More Information

      • Author/Creator: William H. Gass

      • ISBN: 9781590177181

      • Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc

      • Release Date: March 2014

      • Weight: 132g

      • Dimensions: 127 x 203 x 8 mm

      • Eden Code: 4646327


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