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Prize-winning experimental author William Gass dies at 93

Prize-winning experimental author William Gass dies at 93

William Gass, a leading experimental writer of the 1960s and '70s who went on to become an award-winning essayist and translator and an influence on many younger writers, has died at his home in St. Louis. He was 93.

Gass’ death Wednesday was announced by his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. The cause of death wasn't immediately available.

"Bill was a master writer, thinker, inspirer and human being," Gass' longtime editor, Vicki Wilson, said in a statement. "His writing was important and daring."

Along with John Barth, John Hawkes and others, Gass was among a generation of writers who opened up, and often abandoned, traditional narration. They...

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