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spent their lives in rooms

“They arrived at a room full of people who spent their lives in rooms.”

— William Gaddis, The Recognitions

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spent their lives in rooms

“They arrived at a room full of people who spent their lives in rooms.”

— William Gaddis, The Recognitions

Literature

Where perfection is still possible

“—There’s something about a … an unfinished piece of work, a … a thing like this where … do you see? Where perfection is still possible? 23 more words

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sort of faded out

“—She says you used to be clever when you were in college, writing, but you sort of faded out, Max went on agreeably. —She says the reason you were clever was because you didn’t know how to be honest.”

— William Gaddis, The Recognitions

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isn’t it strange

“—No but isn’t it strange? I mean how you always want to tell your dream to somebody in every exact detail? and they couldn’t care less?”

— William Gaddis, Carpenter’s Gothic

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Recognitions

Gaddis, William. The Recognitions. New York: Penguin Books, 1985.

Confessional! What do you get when you combine these factors: a reading list still over 4,000 titles long, Book Challenge rules which address when to… 323 more words

Book Reviews

Except the Heart of Darkness

“—No, that’s not what I, I mean I didn’t mean to upset you about Faulkner I thought you were talking about Faulkner, and I mean I don’t know if I’ve read Faulkner much either. 16 more words

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