The Gaddis Annotations
Notes, sources, references for the works of the great 20th-century novelist
William Gaddis
"I feel like part of the vanishing breed that thinks a writer should be read and not heard, let alone seen. I think this is because there seems so often today to be a tendency to put the person in the place of his or her work, to turn the creative artist into a performing one, to find what a writer says about writing somehow more valid, or more real, than the writing itself."
--from his acceptance speech for the National Book Award in Fiction for J R , April 1976

width="122" JR First Edition US 1975 Carpenter's Gothic First Edition US 1985 A Frolic of His Own First Edition US 1994
The Recognitions JR Carpenter's Gothic A Frolic of His Own Agap Agape

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