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Hints And Guesses: William Gaddis'S Fiction Of Longing Paperback – December 15, 1997

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“This is impressive work on one of the four or five major contemporary novelists and on the cultural conditions under which he writes, and it will attract many readers interested in contemporary American literature and culture.”—Patrick O’Donnell, author of Echo Chambers: Figuring Voice in Modern Narrative and editor of MFS: Modern Fiction Studies

“This will become the standard study of Gaddis.”—Steven Moore, author of William Gaddis

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This book is the first scholarly work to discuss all four of Gaddis's novels. While not dismissing the inclination of many scholars to view Gaddis's fiction as postmodern, Christopher Knight moves critical response in another direction, toward a discussion of Gaddis's significance as a satirist and social critic.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press (December 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0299153045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0299153045
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,381,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By GB on February 21, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book covers the works of Gaddis, exclu8ding Agape Agape, with incredible depth and sweep. A book certain to increase one's appreciation of one of the greatest of authors. those interested in the aesthetic elements in all of Gaddis work will truly benefit. Knight discusses the role of the artist, Flemish painting, and Abstract Expressionism of America in Greenwich Village in the 50s with tremendous facility. He also reads J R in a very Platonic way, namely, in light of the role of the examined life and the question as to how one should, but couches it in consideration of the postwar capitalist nation of America. Excellent, Excellent.
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