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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William Gass

Born July 30, 1924

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. William Gass Marker
Inscription.  A consummate author with a philosopher's training, William Gass joined the Washington University faculty in 1969 and received an endowed chair in 1979. Gass introduced audiences to his polished, energetic prose with the 1966 novel "Omensetter's Luck" and the classic book of short stories "In the Heart of the Heart of the Country." Two essay collections earned National Book Critics Circle Awards for criticism, and in 1995 Gass completed his monumental novel "The Tunnel." A distinguished artist deeply concern with the issues writers face, William Gass was named Director of the International Writers Center in 1990.
 
Erected 1998 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list.
 
Location. 38° 39.361′ N, 90° 18.397′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue
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, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6632 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnnie Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Red Schoendienst (a few steps from this marker); Kevin Kline (a few steps from this marker); Charles Guggenheim (a few steps from this marker); William Inge (a few steps from this marker); Dave Garroway (a few steps from this marker); Marianne Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Rickey (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 7, 2020