How Author and Critic William Gass Became a Thesis Advisor - Scott Gold

In Chapter 11 of 17, while studying philosophy and literature at St. Louis' Washington University, Scott Gold receives mentoring and encouragement from his honors thesis advisor, author, essayist, and literary critic William Gass. Gass, known on campus for his communication clarity on complex literary topics, inspires Gold through his one-year thesis on Borges and the author's use of metaphor.