New York Review of Books
October 20, 2020
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.7 inches | 1.9 pounds
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About the Author
A 1982 MacArthur Fellow and two-time winner of the National Book Award, William Gaddis (1922-1998) was the author of five novels: The Recognitions, J R, Carpenter's Gothic, A Frolic of His Own, and, published posthumously, Agapē Agape. Joy Williams is the author of several novels, including The Quick and the Dead, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and several story collections, including The Visiting Privilege. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2008.
No other novel I know of catches up so much of contemporary reality, or renders it so exactly, and with such telling detail.--George Stade "New York Times Book Review "