- p. 576, The Best American Essays of the Century.
WILLIAM H. GASS is the author of seven books of fiction and nonfiction, including Omensetter's Luck, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, On Being Blue, and The World Within the Word. He is the David May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. His recent collection of essays, Habitations of the Word, won the 1986 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.
- p. 284, The Best American Essays 1986.