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The Recognitions is always spoken of as the most overlooked important work of the last several literary generations... Through the famous obscurity of The Recognitions, Mr. Gaddis has become famous for not being famous enough.(Cynthia Ozick)
William Gaddis (1922-1998) stands among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. The winner of two National Book Awards, as well as a MacArthur Genius Award, a Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he wrote five novels during his lifetime. He is loved and admired for his stylistic innovations, his unforgettable characters, his pervasive humor, and the breadth of his intellect and vision.
This is a great book and I would say a definitely MUST read. The problem is that it is LONG and requires a commitment-which is not
too easy to do in the summer, especially... Read more
"The first turn of the screw pays all debts." And so begins one of the great works of 20th Century fiction. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Whispering Veal-
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This book is dense and verbose to the extent that it bores me (and I like James Joyce, so that's hard to do). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cynthia Hornbeck
Of all the books I've read that came out of the 1950s, this is the best one so far. I don't want to give away too much, afterall there are Gaddis Wiki's for that, but I would... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Trevor Smith
One of those little-known american masterpieces...bits of Pynchon forecast.
The grand finale is definitely eccentric (and perhaps unique).
There are at least a thousand reasons to hate The Recognitions - William Gaddis’s 956-page (985 in Kindle) maximum opus. First off, because of the 956-ish pages thing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Il'ja Rákoš
A 954 page first novel is a gamble no one should attempt unless you are Thomas Mann and it is about Joseph and His Brothers. Read morePublished 10 months ago by James F. Houle