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"And now, it's boner time!"

Boners in this case being “errors of fact, not of judgment.”

Jack Green was the sole producer of an avantgarde literary newspaper in the early sixties. 3,144 more words

Avant Garde Lit

Another thing to clear up . . .

So a writer has queried about the number of titles to send for consideration. It would be best to send just one story at a time per volume of the anthology. 273 more words

Paging Mr. Difficult: The Contentious Legacy of William Gaddis

Sixty years after the publication of The Recognitions, his first novel, how do we describe the literary reputation of William Gaddis? 1,183 more words


everybody's grandpa

Evan Dara’s THE LOST SCRAPBOOK, pp. 6-72

Many of us im sure think a little about how to write differently. To make something that could push out beyond Brechtian alienation or the long postmodern and all the rest of that which is now tradition. 3,443 more words

US Lit

A Frolic of His Own: on jury duty and revisiting Gaddis

by Michael Sarinsky

“Justice? – You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law,” begins William Gaddis’ A Frolic of His Own… 1,230 more words

Miscellaneous And Administrative

balling all night

“—I wish I had written The Wild Duck, Stanley said.
—I’m high, man.
—On what?
—On tea. We been balling all night. Have you got any?”

— William Gaddis, The Recognitions


they become familiar

“And then I saw this thing. When I saw it all of a sudden everything was freed, into one recognition, really freed into reality that we never see, you never see it. 39 more words