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All books are

“—Of course it’s going to be autobiographical. All books are.”

— William Gaddis, The Recognitions

Literature

2015 Book Challenge

I have decided to do a book challenge. I need new books to read and it is time for me to live up to my reputation as a speed reader. 173 more words

2015 Book Challenge

Somerset Maugham my ahss

“The cab had stopped at a light and people were passing around it: the voice of a girl penetrated in clear Boston accents,— Somerset Maugham? Haha, hahahahaha, Somerset Maugham my ahss …”

— William Gaddis, The Recognitions

Literature

a work of perfect necessity

“It’s a question of … it’s being surrounded by people who don’t have any sense of … no sense that what they’re doing means anything. Don’t you understand that? 52 more words

Literature

OOPS! (William Gaddis)

Another little nugget from Washington University’s Modern Literature collection. Their description:

The Freedom Forum calendar showing a quote concerning the Pulitzer Prize by William Gaddis on December 15, 1995. Includes autograph commentary by Gaddis.

Books

how important bars are

“You would be surprised how important bars are to people who don’t read books, doctor.”

— William Gaddis, The Recognitions

Literature