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The Letters of William Gaddis

The Letters of William Gaddis

by William Gaddis
     
 

Now recognized as one of the giants of postwar American fiction, William Gaddis (1922-98), author of "The Recognitions" and "J R," shunned the spotlight during his life, which makes this collection of his letters a revelation: an intimate look at one of the great literary minds of the 20th century.

Overview

Now recognized as one of the giants of postwar American fiction, William Gaddis (1922-98), author of "The Recognitions" and "J R," shunned the spotlight during his life, which makes this collection of his letters a revelation: an intimate look at one of the great literary minds of the 20th century.

Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post - Michael Dirda
Even though Gaddis's letters tend to be descriptive (of his travels or his state of mind) or businesslike and informational, they never lack for wit…if you're a Gaddis devotee, you should definitely acquire this superbly edited collection…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564788047
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
03/14/2013
Series:
American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Pages:
545
Sales rank:
814,841
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

William Gaddis (1922-98) stands among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. The winner of two National Book Awards (for "J R" [1976] and "A Frolic of His Own" [1995]), he wrote five novels during his lifetime, including "Carpenter's Gothic "(1985), "Agap? Agape" (published posthumously in 2002), and his early masterpiece "The Recognitions" (1955). He is loved and admired for his stylistic innovations, his unforgettable characters, his pervasive humor, and the breadth of his intellect and vision.

Steven Moore earned his Ph.D. at Rutgers University. He is aSteven Moore earned his Ph.D. at Rutgers University. He is a noted William Gaddis scholar and wrote "William Gaddis", th noted William Gaddis scholar and wrote "William Gaddis", the first comprehensive critical guide to his work, and "A Reae first comprehensive critical guide to his work, and "A Reader's Guide to William Gaddis's The Recognitions". Moore hasder's Guide to William Gaddis's The Recognitions". Moore has edited a number of books, including "Beerspit Night and Cur edited a number of books, including "Beerspit Night and Cursing: The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski & Sheri Martinesing: The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski & Sheri Martinelli 1960-1967" and "In Recognition of William Gaddis". He halli 1960-1967" and "In Recognition of William Gaddis". He has also contributed essays, articles, and reviews to a numbers also contributed essays, articles, and reviews to a number of newspapers, journals, and magazines. of newspapers, journals, and magazines.

William Gaddis (1922-98) stands among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. The winner of two National Book Awards (for "J R" [1976] and "A Frolic of His Own" [1995]), he wrote five novels during his lifetime, including "Carpenter's Gothic "(1985), "Agap? Agape" (published posthumously in 2002), and his early masterpiece "The Recognitions" (1955). He is loved and admired for his stylistic innovations, his unforgettable characters, his pervasive humor, and the breadth of his intellect and vision.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 29, 1922
Date of Death:
December 17, 1998
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
East Hampton, New York
Education:
Attended Harvard University (no degree)

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