The Recognitions

Download or Read eBook The Recognitions PDF written by William Gaddis and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2020-11-24 with total page 969 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Recognitions

Book Synopsis The Recognitions by : William Gaddis

A postmodern masterpiece about fraud and forgery by one of the most distinctive, accomplished novelists of the last century. The Recognitions is a sweeping depiction of a world in which everything that anyone recognizes as beautiful or true or good emerges as anything but: our world. The book is a masquerade, moving from New England to New York to Madrid, from the art world to the underworld, but it centers on the story of Wyatt Gwyon, the son of a New England minister, who forsakes religion to devote himself to painting, only to despair of his inspiration. In expiation, he will paint nothing but flawless copies of his revered old masters—copies, however, that find their way into the hands of a sinister financial wizard by the name of Recktall Brown, who of course sells them as the real thing. Dismissed uncomprehendingly by reviewers on publication in 1955 and ignored by the literary world for decades after, The Recognitions is now established as one of the great American novels, immensely ambitious and entirely unique, a book of wild, Boschian inspiration and outrageous comedy that is also profoundly serious and sad.

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  • Publisher – New York Review of Books
  • Total Pages – 969
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781681374673
  • ISBN-13 – 1681374676

J R

Download or Read eBook J R PDF written by William Gaddis and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 1975 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
J R

Book Synopsis J R by : William Gaddis

At the center of this hugely comic tale of "free enterprise" America stands JR--an eleven-year-old capitalist, eagerly following the example of the grasping world around him. Operating through pay phones and post-office money orders, JR inadvertently parlays a shipment of Navy surplus picnic forks, a defaulted bond issue, and a single share of common stock into a vast paper empire embracing timber, mineral and natural gas rights, publishing, and a brewery. At once a novel of epic comedy and a biting satire of the American dream, JR displays the style and extraordinary inventiveness that has made Gaddis one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.

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  • Publisher – Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Total Pages – 744
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  • ISBN-10 – UOM:39015002166968
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A Reader's Guide to William Gaddis's The Recognitions

Download or Read eBook A Reader's Guide to William Gaddis's The Recognitions PDF written by Steven Moore and published by . This book was released on 1982 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Reader's Guide to William Gaddis's The Recognitions

Book Synopsis A Reader's Guide to William Gaddis's The Recognitions by : Steven Moore

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  • Total Pages – 360
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  • ISBN-10 – UOM:39015003682450
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Fire the Bastards!

Download or Read eBook Fire the Bastards! PDF written by Jack Green and published by American Literature. This book was released on 2012 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Fire the Bastards!

Book Synopsis Fire the Bastards! by : Jack Green

"Fire the Bastards! "is a scorching attack on the book-review media using the critical reception of William Gaddis's 1955 novel "The Recognitions "as a case study.

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  • Publisher – American Literature
  • Total Pages – 0
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  • ISBN-10 – 1564786099
  • ISBN-13 – 9781564786098

Frolic of His Own

Download or Read eBook Frolic of His Own PDF written by William Gaddis and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-06-18 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Frolic of His Own

Book Synopsis Frolic of His Own by : William Gaddis

A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 512
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781439125472
  • ISBN-13 – 1439125473