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The State of the Evan Dara Affinity

A notification from WordPress reminded me that this quixotic, Google-averse site turned 1 last month, with zero fanfare. The mission—which was cobbled together during last year’s Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Falcons—remains the same: to offer a forward operating base for supporters of… 602 more words

Evan Dara

They recalled the sad day the sun was darkened; but they did not remember the occasion as being the death of Julius Caesar (William Gaddis)

His father seemed less than ever interested in what passed around him, once assured Wyatt’s illness was done. Except for the Sunday sermon, public activities in the town concerned him less than ever.

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Books

The formal constraints of William Gaddis’ ‘JR’

The opening sentence of the Dalkey Archive blurb for William Gaddis novel JR reads as follows:

First published nearly forty years ago, JR is about the many ways in which American capitalism runs wild and becomes dangerous.

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GABBLER RECOMMENDS: Festivals and Freedom by Amitav Ghosh

“But the controversy also raises questions about another issue that touches directly upon writing: this is the way in which literature is coming to be embedded within a wider culture of public spectacles and performances. 375 more words

On Writing

The written word

If one pauses to enjoy vulgar satisfactions,
you know, one loses sight of one’s objectives.
– William Gaddis

The power of the written word should not be underrated. 276 more words

Literature

Nihil cavum neque sine signo apud Deum

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Per uno consacrato al servizio del Signore, quale Zia May gli aveva assicurato che era, Wyatt sembrava aver già accumulato una considerevole riserva di peccati. 1,154 more words

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“Le perizie” di William Gaddis

di Amedeo Buonanno

 
“L’errato giudizio di una generazione è sempre fonte di sorpresa per la successiva.” Uguale stupore, suggerisce Steven Moore nel suo saggio “William Gaddis”, ci prende ora quando veniamo a conoscenza che “Le perizie”, opera prima di William Gaddis pubblicata nel 1955, fosse stata largamente ignorata per 20 anni fino alla pubblicazione, nel 1975, di “JR”. 5,408 more words

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