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William Gaddis

novelist

1922   -   1998

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Harvard University
occupation: writer, novelist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, MacArthur Fellows Program, National Book Award for Fiction

William Thomas Gaddis, Jr. (December 29, 1922 – December 16, 1998) was an American novelist. The first and longest of his five novels, The Recognitions, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005 and two others, J R and A Frolic of His Own, won the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. A collection of his essays was published posthumously as The Rush for Second Place (2002). The Letters of William Gaddis was published by Dalkey Archive Press in February 2013. Gaddis is widely considered one of the first and most important American postmodern writers.
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works

7

The Recognitions

novel by William Gaddis

author: William Gaddis

1955

A Frolic of His Own

novel by William Gaddis

author: William Gaddis

1994

Agapē Agape

novel by William Gaddis

author: William Gaddis

2002

Carpenter's Gothic

book by William Gaddis

author: William Gaddis

1985

J R

novel by William Gaddis

author: William Gaddis

1975

The Rush for Second Place

book by William Gaddis

author: William Gaddis

2002

The Recognitions

author: William Gaddis

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