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I’m so glad I did because the narrator brought these many characters to life. Its heft will not strain your pectoralis major nor cause any other physical distress View all 42 comments.

Summary – I am glad this is over.

Miss Ardythe – organist, died at Camilla’s and Gwyon’s wedding The way faking paintings becomes a mirror of the hypocrisy of social interactions is an interesting and original theme, you have to admire the research Gaddis went into in order to make the faking process believable. He took all our money, at gun-point.

But never mind – it stands on its own even if we don’t get all the references. And what do you think he told us?

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View all 12 comments. Our understanding is deeper, the experience is richer of course.

It is, ultimately, a grim read, but an utterly engrossing and intricate read too. Much like the tidbits reconocimiientos French which luckily I understand and Hungarian which unfortunately I don’t which seem thrown in to impress the reader more than anything else.

Wallace’s style of dialogue recojocimientos lifted straight from this book, even down to the ellipses used to indicate a character’s silence. He planned to enter the ministry, but early on had found the Christian system suspect.


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Gaddis certainly doesn’t wear his knowledge or sources lightly, and a cynical person could say this untethered recondite regurgitation may have been employed to mask laziness or limited understanding on the part of the author. I think this book is interesting only in the historical part it played in influencing other writers, but as a standalone piece of art, it does not hold much appeal. Yes, it is often demanding and requires rapt and unfailing attention, but it contains incredible pleasure.

There are counterfeiters, quack doctors, plagiarists, and admen.

Stanley, a composer working on a mass, seems rather contrived among the other would-be artist figures. The Faust legend goes back to Clementine literature, supposedly written by an early Pope called Clement. Write a customer review. Maude Munk – in an insurance dispute after a taxi crash, trying to adopt a baby Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. They always have so much to say to each lps and there is so much which is left unsaid.

Life proved terrible enough by the s to produce in The Recognitions the most “Russian” novel in American literature. I know about trying to live life and trying to find ways that makes it not so hard.

There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. The remains of the story are narrated in several varying styles from several different points of view and characters. The old Aunt May who raises him is a hard woman, yet oh, she breaks one’s heart too, “when she made things, even her baking, she kept the blinds closed in the butler’s pantry when she frosted a cake, nobody ever saw anything of hers until it was done”.

Mostly talk, talk, talk.


The strength of it’s what’s so overpowering, the self-sufficiency that’s so delicate and tender without an instant of sentimentality. Open Preview See a Problem? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s playing a song in your head until you can get home to listen to it on repeat for hours. His writing style is cold but extravagant: Ulysses might treat us like crap for seemingly interminable stretches of time, but it extends just enough in the way of writerly benevolence to keep us onside.

I’d welcome any obvious suggestions from others. Unfortunately The Recognitions joins my growing shelf of impressive and impressively un-emotive books. This …more Depends on your age. Reconocimienots – Maude’s handsome gay friend, says that Wyatt is involved in a counterfeiting ring and that Esther is pregnant, ghostwriter for politicians, punches Hannah at the Village party Gaddis is a major literary talent who hasn’t yet even begun to receive the following of which he is worthy.

This is an incredibly confusing book and to be honest, the annotations didn’t actually enlighten me. Gaddis infuses his novel with an awareness that he himself as an artist and his novel as an artistic reconocimjentos are subject to the same rules and criticisms as those of his characters.

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