The Rush for Second Place
Essays and Occasional Writings
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Rush for Second Place by William Gaddis
Book DescriptionWilliam Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greatest novelists. Less well known is Gaddis's body of excellent critical writings. Here is a wide range of his original essays, some published for the first time. From "'Stop Player. Joke No. 4, '" Gaddis's first national publication and the basis for his projected history of the player piano, to the title essay about missed opportunities in America during the past fifty years, to "Old Foes with New Faces," an examination of the relationship between the writer and the problem of religion-this diverse collection displays the power of an autonomous literary intelligence in an age increasingly dominated by political and religious conservatism
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780142002384
Paperback / softback
(197mm x 128mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William Gaddis
Letters of William Gaddis, Hardback (April 2013)
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.
JR, Paperback (February 2012)
A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by Rick Moody.
Carpenter's Gothic, Paperback (November 2003)
'With marvellous stylistic precision and a sharp sartirical bite, this fine and tightly made book shows again that Gaddis is among the first rank of contemporary American writers.' Malcolm Bradbury
Frolic of His Own, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by William Gaddis
With dazzling wit, William Gaddis brings his unmatched powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to bear on the American legal system. "A Frolic of His Own is a tour de force. It is a profound entertainment. It is scalding and Swiftian . . . darkly hilarious".--The New Republic. 1994 National Book Award winner.
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Author Biography - William Gaddis
William Gaddis (1922-1998) was a master of the American novel who was frequently compared with Joyce, Nabokov, and Pynchon. Two of his novels, J R and A Frolic of His Own, won the National Book Award. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the recipient of a MacArthur Prize.Joseph Tabbi was the first scholar to be given access to the Gaddis archives. He conducts research in American literature and new media writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Joseph Tabbi was the first scholar to be given access to the Gaddis archives. He conducts research in American literature and new media writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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