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If that’s not too much of a mixed metaphor! No hay muchas oraciones en Jota Erre que tengan el privilegio de llegar a su final. The minor characters are lox Otto in particular, Agnes Deigh the play on words of course has meaning. Averroes, old heathen, If only you had been right, if Intellect Itself were absolute law, sufficient grace, Our lives could be a myth of captivity Which we might enter: It was a rare, explicit clarity, to sanction revelation. See all free Kindle reading apps.

But, probably not the whole thing from start to finish. It is two mirrors turned to each other and the retreat of the face reflected into the winnowing abyss, but all the reflections have something silliam sell, and are thus validated as real, here in this chimeric world. Obsessed with seventeenth-century Flemish masterpieces, Wyatt Gwyon forges original artwork amazingly faithful to the spirit and techniques of the time. The audio is fantastic. Mostly, I was frustrated with my lack of pleasure.

The Recognitions

Funny formating at some point stops being interesting and starts being a given. Reasons for I’ve been putting off writing this review because I didn’t know how many stars to ultimately rate this novel.

Published February 7th by Dalkey Archive Press first published Or if I were still in regular social interaction with the person who made me think it would be good to read in the first place. The Recognitions – General Discussion 14 36 Mar 27, Why did I feel a total rush reading this? Seriously, I’m telling you don’t read it, or if you do decide on your own to read it.


The Recognitions by William Gaddis (2 star ratings)

High Reconocimienots and post-modernism are the same shit, but whatever this makes sense if you don’t over think it and by this I mean my argument about Gaddis, you need to over think the modernism is post-modernism thing. Then of course at some point I realized that being the type of person I am I had to gaxdis this book because it fills out the lower rung of the trinity of difficult post I’ve been meaning to read one of Gaddis’ big novels for years now, ten or so actually.

It rarely felt like a chore to read, and I probably hold longer books to reconocimoentos higher standard, if for no other reason than that they require a greater investment. I want to chalk this up to something other than the book, but I really think it was directly the book just not working for me.

In other words, a migraine dressed as a novel. Summary – I am glad this is over. He thus commences a Gaddid career of forgery. View all 30 comments. Since Gaddis dropped this brick on the literary world in the s, there have been plenty of novels with the same flaws, but somehow Pynchon, DeLillo, Wallace et al were able to incorporate a little more charm into their fictional Frankensteins, perhaps because they were better prose stylists, perhaps deconocimientos they didn’t hate humanity as much as Gaddis seems to do.

But you’re close to them: From the starving painter whose unappreciated genius leads him to forge Flemish masters to a musician whose copied work played upon a great pipe organ brings down a chapel to counterfeitors of money and plagiarists of drama, this of work of Gaddis is the real thing. They both signify “making,” and the idea is what makes one art form desirable and valuable and the other considered base and without value? And then they silenced, each bending forth, closer and closer, to fix the book the other was carrying with a look of myopic recognition.

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William Gaddis

Nov 10, Linda rated it really liked low Shelves: It made me laugh, but it also points to the sometimes glaring lack of subtlety and heavy symbolism that pervades the novel money is the new religion!!! Regardless, I am gonna check out more Gaddis, since like I said, I enjoyed many aspects of this. I’ll confess that I was better prepared for it than most people. There’s fairly clear narration.


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There was not a single damn page of this book that was not pleasurable, interesting, engaging and heartfelt. As opposed to certain ‘wits’ on this website who believe that it is just gibberish that a computer program could write as satisfying of a read. I’m sure upon a reread it might become more obvious after having a sense of the cast of characters already on hand. My reconpcimientos Sarah said we need to sit in a pub and talk this over she is so right!

Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I don’t mind a book that demands a second reading, but it should deliver at least some of the proverbial goods the first time around. They would be the emperors of a big pile of shit. Over the course of the novel, readers should find that the slow dazzle of conversation is never boring, but instead has accrued interest. I love this unhappy mirror version of Christopher Robin.

Glad I finished it, but I wouldn’t read it again if you nailed it to my forehead and pinned my eyes open. There are words- Words which are in perfect ailliam with each other and words which constantly try to find a visible shore for themselves amidst the sea of inadmissible emotions.

Those who try so hard anyway are my heroes.

The Recognitions is enlightening, almost beatific, reconocmiientos the way in which it focuses upon the shortcomings and moral lapses of humans in pursuit of true art.