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Omensetter"s luck

William H. Gass

Omensetter"s luck

a novel.

by William H. Gass

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Published by New American Library in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesSignet books
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20495755M

"The most important work of fiction by an American in this literary generation." -The New Republic Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of its publication, Omensetter's Luck is the masterful first novel by the author of The Tunnel, Middle C, On Being Blue, and Eyes: Novellas and Stories. Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published in , Omensetter's Luck is the quirky. OMENSETTER'S LUCK is an impressionistic steam-of-consciousness novel featuring many voices. A dense yet playful fiction that isn't easy to grasp (never mind keep hold of!). In many ways it is reminiscent of a vivid dream - a dream reflecting a long-lost North American past - quirky, nostalgic, full of merging meaning, colours and scenes/5(4).

Omensetter's Luck. New York, NY: Signet Books/The New American Library, Inc., First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Signed by William H. Gass. " the story of a rural American town reeling under the impact of a confrontation between Brackett Omensetter, a man of natural goodness, and the Reverend Jethro Furber, a preacher crazed with suppressed sex and violence."(from back cover) The Book Edition: First Softcover Edition. Omensetter's Luck. New York: The New American Library, First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good / Very Good -. Item #L [10], pages. Author's first book; novel set in a rural American town. Notable for jacket blurbs by Walker Percy and Susan Edition: First Edition.

A couple of days belated, but tonight we begin our long-promised discussion of William H. Gass’ debut novel Omensetter’s Luck.I’m very excited about this. Not least because I finally get to put on paper my own halting thoughts & comments about the book, now that I’ve read it for a second time, but also because I get to engage the perspectives & opinions of those who’ve agreed to read.   THE LOVE AND SORROW OF HENRY PIMBER. This is the Flood of John Cowper Powys before he had first thought to ask the question about a tench. This is Omensetter who creates a Gestalt of the book around him, a well of water to be made safe by his landlord Pimber, whose wife has the same name, I guess, then a fox as objective-correlative, Omensetter arrived with wife and .


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Omensetter's Luck is a book full of dualism, good and evil, innocence and depravity, idealism and cynicism, and finally superstition and reality. For a deceptively straightforward tale there is a lot of ground covered. As an avant-garde novel, of course, there is a price to consider.

The dialogue lacks quotation marks, which for fans of Cormac Cited by: 3. In his afterword, Gass kibitzes about the strange route to finally scorch Omensetters Luck into print. His original MS was filched by a creepy colleague (a possible candidate for the punning Culp in The Tunnel) and rewritten tirelessly over the unhappy fifties and sixties, with the occasional interlude for prawn-poisoning and Accent success.

Eventually the novel appeared in with help from 4/5(). "The most important work of fiction by an American in this literary generation." -The New Republic Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of its publication, Omensetter's Luck is the masterful first novel by the author of The Tunnel, Middle C, On Being Blue, and Eyes: Novellas and Stories.

Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published inOmensetter's Luck is the quirky /5(4). Omensetter's Luck has been a treasured, special book for me since I first read it many years copy is battered from several readings and dippings over time and the fact it once was drenched by an incoming tide and covered in sand as I lay on a beach in Mexico but I Cited by: 3.

Omensetter’s Luck is a highly complex and original novel which enchants and mystifies the reader on nearly every page. The novel actually takes the form of three closely related tales, the last. Omensetter's Luck is a book full of dualism, good and evil, innocence and depravity, idealism and cynicism, and finally superstition and reality.

For a deceptively straightforward tale /5. Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published inOmensetter's Luck is the quirky, impressionistic, and breathtakingly original story of an ordinary community galvanized by the presence of an extraordinary man.

Set in a small Ohio town in the s, it chronicles - through the voices of various participants and observers - the Price Range: $ - $ About Omensetter’s Luck “The most important work of fiction by an American in this literary generation.” –The New Republic Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of its publication, Omensetter’s Luck is the masterful first novel by the author of The Tunnel, Middle C, On Being Blue, and Eyes: Novellas and Stories.

Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published inOmensetter. Get this from a library. Omensetter's luck. [William H Gass] -- Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published inOmensetter's Luck is the quirky, impressionistic, and breathtakingly original story of an ordinary community galvanized by the presence.

♥ Book Title: Omensetter's Luck ♣ Name Author: William H. Gass ∞ Launching: Info ISBN Link: ⊗ Detail ISBN code: ⊕ Number Pages: Total sheet ♮ News id: LC2z3DxM-HcC Download File Start Reading ☯ Full Synopsis: "A debut novel set in a rural American town, where Brackett Omensetter arrives, with his wife, family, and all earthly belongings.

This is a first novel of considerable power which deals with simple things in simple terms&#; namely good and evil, life and death, and black and white.

Elegiac in tone, sometimes elliptical in technique, words and images swarm and sometimes numb and while one wonders if Mr. Gass could have found a language not so dependent on obscenity, one can acknowledge its primal strength. Brackett Phone: () Read Online Omensetters Luck and Download Omensetters Luck book full in PDF formats.

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"The most important work of fiction by an American in this literary generation." -The New Republic Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of its publication, Omensetter's Luck is the masterful first novel by the author of The Tunnel, Middle C, On Being Blue, and Eyes: Novellas and Stories.

Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published inOmensetter's Luck is the quirky /5(27). Omensetter's Luck is a book full of dualism, good and evil, innocence and depravity, idealism and cynicism, and finally superstition and reality.

For a deceptively straightforward tale there is a lot of ground covered. As an avant-garde novel, of course, there is a price to consider. The dialogue lacks quotation marks, which for fans of Cormac /5(23). Omensetter's Luck challenges Furber because it is a new faith.

Religion is (in this book at least) a construct of man and so Omensetter's penchant to allow nature run its course seems abominable to Furber and all the worse when only good things come of it.

I think a more discreet example is that of clarity and obfuscation in the narrative. Posts about omensetter’s luck written by booksyo. I first read Omensetter’s Luck about four, maybe even five years ago, not long after reading Gass’ other major novel The it is fair to say that I harboured some reservations about The Tunnel, on the whole I really enjoyed novel is so long and so dense and challenging, and the rewards potentially so great, that my.

What a powerful book. This was also the year I first read Omensetter’s Luck by William H. Gass, After London by Richard Jeffries, The Golden Legend by Jacobus De Voragine, Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees, and Mrs.

Caliban by Rachel Ingalls. InDavid Foster Wallace called Omensetter's Luck Gass' "least avant-gardeish [book] and his best Bleak but gorgeous, like light through ice." Bruccoli & Clark IV Book with slightest fading to extreme edges of boards, lower corner of front board lightly bumped.

Dust jacket with slight wear to extremities, minor abrasions to rear panel. William H. Gass OMENSETTER'S LUCK 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York New American Library Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket.

Light chipping at spine crown. Few small open tears throughout Rating: % positive. Omensetter's Luck by William H. Gass,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(K).Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published inOmensetter's Luck is the quirky, impressionistic, and breathtakingly original story of an ordinary community galvanized by the presence of an extraordinary man.

Set in a small Ohio town in the s, it chronicles - through the voices of various participants and observers - the.Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this Omensetter's Luck study guide and get instant access to the following.

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