One shelf of the Gass library. Photographed by Frank Di Piazza.

William H. Gass: Interviewed by Jim Neighbors, 2002

Published in Contemporary Literature, 2002

“The advantage fiction has is that you can set the rules of your world.”

Neighbors: We have been talking about history in the context of The Tunnel. Let me ask a question about inference and history. If all you can see of trout are the ripples they leave behind, how do you know that they are trout?

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