The Recognitions (Google eBook)
A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by William H. Gass.The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the “ur-text of postwar ?ction” and the “?rst great cultural critique, which, even if Heller and Pynchon hadn’t read it while composing Catch-22 and V., managed to anticipate the spirit of both”—The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake. Gaddis anticipates by almost half a century the crisis of reality that we currently face, where the real and the virtual are combining in alarming ways, and the sources of legitimacy and power are often obscure to us.
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Review: The RecognitionsUser Review - Christopher - Goodreads
First things first: let's get the size out of the way. Yes, it is a long book, 956 pages plus a fifteen page introduction. It takes a long time to read, but really it's only the size of three ... Read full review
Review: The RecognitionsUser Review - Aidan Watson-Morris - Goodreads
i didn't want to write a review of this book, because it is a truly ineffable experience, so whenever a line would hit me particularly hard, i'd make a note of it. within pages of starting doing this ... Read full review